Truck driver charged following fatal collision

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) have charged a man following their investigation into a fatal collision in Epping last year.


It is alleged a stabilizer arm attached to an articulated trailer had not been retracted when it struck an oncoming garbage truck at the intersection of Cooper Street and Miller Street just after 7:10am on 19 December.

The driver of the garbage truck, a 51-year-old Mill Park man, died at the scene.

Following an extensive investigation conducted in co-operation with WorkSafe Victoria, MCIU detectives have today charged the driver of the semi-trailer, a 48-year-old Truganina man, with culpable driving.

He has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 7 September.