Kristie, Kryscina Merrett: Driver charged over James Edds' death is a single ... trends now
Pictured: Kristie Fiona Anne Merrett, who also goes by Kryscina Merrett
A woman who was allegedly four times over the legal alcohol limit when she got behind the wheel of her Lexus SUV and killed a nine-year-old boy is a successful tattoo artist and single mother-of-three.
Kristie Fiona Anne Merrett, 51, allegedly ploughed into a Toyota sedan after failing to stop at a give way sign at the intersection of Mort St and George Evans Rd at Killarney Vale, on the NSW Central Coast, at 12.45pm on Wednesday.
James Lachlan Edds was in the Toyota with his mother, Anastasia - they were heading to the shops to spend his Christmas money on new soccer boots.
Emergency workers had to cut him from the wreckage before he was flown to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital with severe head injuries. He spent three days fighting for life, but sadly died on Saturday.
Ms Merrett - who lives in Bellingen on the NSW Mid North Coast but has family on the Central Coast - was hit with four serious traffic offences before she faced Newcastle Bail Court on Thursday.
However, investigators added another six charges following James' death over the weekend, including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning death under the influence.
She was released on strict conditional bail to Bellingen, where Daily Mail Australia can reveal she is a popular tattoo artist who goes by the name Kryscina Merrett.
Ms Merrett periodically hosts solo art exhibitions to display her large oil canvases, including a 2017 exhibition called 'The Ephemeral Art of Krys Merrett' (she is pictured at the opening of the exhibition)
James Lachlan Edds(pictured) died on Saturday, following an alleged car accident three days earlier
According to a 2017 interview in Focus, a local arts and culture magazine, Ms Merrett moved to the community as a single mother-of-three in 2001 and joined small tattoo studios in nearby Coffs Harbour.
She also periodically hosts solo art exhibitions to display her large oil canvases, including a 2017 exhibition called