UPDATE: The jury has been discharged after it was unable to reach a majority verdict of 11 votes.
Judge Michael Bourke discharged the jury at 11.20am on Thursday.
The case has been adjourned to the directions hearing list.
EARLIER: A jury has been directed to return a majority verdict of 11 in the trial of a woman accused of causing the deaths of four people after a crash at Navarre.
On Thursday morning, the jury of nine women and three men indicated they could not reach a majority verdict on four alternative charges of dangerous driving causing death.
Judge Michael Bourke said he would allow the jury to give a majority verdict.
"If you can't all agree, I will accept a verdict agreed on by 11 of you," Judge Bourke said.
On Wednesday afternoon, the jury found Lorraine Nicholson not guilty of four counts of culpable driving causing death.
The jury returned with the verdicts at 4.35pm after deliberating for three hours.
Nicholson, 65, had pleaded not guilty to four charges of culpable driving causing death and the alternative four charges of dangerous driving causing death.
The accused woman's Jeep T-boned a Kia driven by Elaine Middleton and carrying passengers Margaret Ely, Dianne Barr and Claudia Jackson, aged 64 to 75, at Stawell-Avoca Road and Ararat-St Arnaud Road at 6pm on May 5, 2018.
The four women, who were returning home from a line-dancing competition in St Arnaud, died from their injuries.
The jury will continue deliberating at the County Court in Ballarat.
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