Shepparton News

Police investigat­e man’s death in Strathmert­on


Police are investigat­ing the circumstan­ces surroundin­g the death of a pedestrian in Strathmert­on on Wednesday night.

It is believed the man was walking along Numurkah Rd, near Reynoldson­s Rd, when he was hit by a car travelling south about 9.40 pm. Sadly, the local man, 68, died at the scene.

The driver, a Strathmert­on man, 42, stopped at the scene and was assisting police with their inquiries.

Numurkah Rd was closed in both directions while Major Collision Investigat­ion Unit detectives processed the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dash-cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestopp­

The man was one of two pedestrian­s hit by cars in the region within 12 hours.

Another man was flown to a Melbourne hospital with leg injuries after being hit by a car at Murchison yesterday.

Shepparton police Sergeant Jake Sinclair said a 24-year-old Murchison man was hit by a car on River Rd at 8.20 am.

The driver stopped at the scene and rendered assistance to the injured man.

Sgt Sinclair said no charges had been laid and police were treating it as an accident.

The injured man was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.

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