Charges over cop tragedy

Daily Mercury - - NATION -

A 21-YEAR-OLD man is in cus­tody af­ter a Vic­to­rian po­lice of­fi­cer was hit by a car and killed while tak­ing part in a ride to com­mem­o­rate po­lice who died in the line of duty.

Victoria Po­lice say the car was trav­el­ling along the Princes High­way near Or­bost in the state’s east on Fri­day af­ter­noon when it veered on to the op­po­site side of the road and struck the po­lice­man’s bike. He died at the scene. The of­fi­cer was among 300 rid­ers in the Wall to Wall Ride from Mel­bourne to Can­berra.

The man will ap­pear at La­trobe Val­ley Mag­is­trates Court to­day.

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