Update: Man charged over Coorong fatal crash


Ewan Grant

17 January 2019

Ewan Grant

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A man has been charged following the fatal hit-run collision with a cyclist in the South East today.

At about 7.45am on Thursday 17 January, a motorist discovered a cyclist on the side of the Princes Highway about 50kms north of Kingston SE and south of Salt Creek.

Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene, treating the critically injured cyclist but sadly the 60-year-old man from Victoria died at the scene.

Major Crash Investigators attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

About 5pm, Thursday 17 January, a 37-year-old Mount Gambier who had allegedly been the driver of a truck at the time of the collision was identified in Naracoorte and arrested.

He has been charged with cause death by dangerous driving, two counts of drive without due care and leaving the scene of an accident, he was refused bail and will appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court tomorrow, Friday 18 January.

The man's death bring the State's road toll to 7 compared to 5 at the same time last year.

Anyone with further information that may be able to assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au
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