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Kyneton collision turns fatal

Sunday 5 March 2023 5:55am

Major Collision Investigation Unit and Professional Standards Command detectives are reviewing an investigation into a two-car collision in Kyneton in January that has now turned fatal.

Police were stationary in their vehicle when they observed a speeding car on Edgecombe Road just after 4pm on 14 January.

It’s alleged that vehicle fled from police at speed and has collided with another vehicle with two occupants a short distance away.

The driver of the car the offending vehicle struck was initially taken to hospital in a critical condition but sadly the 75-year-old Kyneton man has died overnight.

The driver of the offending vehicle, a 38-year-old Heidelberg West man, has had his charges upgraded to dangerous driving causing death.

He has been remanded to appear at Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 9 March.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner.

For the current provisional lives lost tally please see Link .

Belinda Batty

Media Officer


Reviewed 05 March 2023