Bendigo man charged over fatal crash

A KANGAROO Flat man has been charged over a fatal crash in Kunat last year.

Major Collision Investigation Group officers charged the 28-year-old today.

A police statement said an 84-year-old Swan Hill man was killed when a driver allegedly failed to give way at the intersection of Quambatook and Ultima-Lake Boga roads around 11.20am on July 31 last year. 

The Kangaroo Flat man was charged with dangerous driving causing death, drive in a dangerous manner and failing to give way.

He was bailed to appear before the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on Monday. 

The Swan Hill Guardian reported that at the time the 84-year-old from Swan Hill was driving a Mitsubishi utility vehicle, heading south on Quambatook Road, and the Bendigo man was driving a Corolla sedan west on the Ultima-Lake Boga Road.

Swan Hill Police traffic management unit head Les McPhee said the Swan Hill man was not wearing a seat belt.

He said the 84-year-old was thrown from the ute's cabin and died at the scene.

The Bendigo man was taken to Swan Hill hospital for observation.

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