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Vanessa Fraser was listed to appear in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday to answer to the charge of murder of Tweed Heads man Trevor Moran in a fatal motorcycle crash.

It is alleged between 8.30am and 9.30am of the crash, 47 year-old Ms Fraser was driving a white ford falcon station wagon on the Pacific Highway when she collided with Mr Moran on his motorcycle.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and NSW Ambulance paramedics responded to the incident and treated the 61-year-old at the scene.

The father of three and member of the Tweed Heads Motorcycle Enthusiast Club was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tweed Byron Local Area Command officers established Strike Force Rumbelow to investigate the incident and Ms Fraser, who was not injured in the crash, was arrested on January 27 and charged with murder.

Police allege Ms Fraser, of Girards Hill, intentionally hit Mr Moran, who was not known to her.

In February the court heard Ms Fraser had been transferred to the mental heath unit of Sydney’s Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre.

Ms Fraser’s solicitor Rachel Thomas previously told the court a crash reconstruction report and a forensic pharmacology report were being prepared as evidence.

On Tuesday, prosecutor Kate Biffin requested Ms Fraser’s matters be adjourned.

‘We are seeking an extension of brief service orders to the 27th of June and the matter go over to July 18 for reply and negotiations,’ she said.

Ms Thomas did not apply for bail for Ms Fraser which was formally refused.

Magistrate Peter Bugden adjourned Ms Fraser’s matters until July 18 at Lismore Local Court.

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