A truck driver has been charged in relation to a collision which killed a well-known farmer near Bendigo late last year.
On Monday, Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives announced they had charged a man following the crash at Marong.
The crash, involving a truck carrying beehives and a motorcyclist, happened on the Calder Alternative Highway at midday on October 29, 2019.
The motorcyclist - 64-year-old Kingston man Norm Suckling - died at the scene.
Following news of his death, Mr Suckling - who grew up around Mollongghip, near Creswick, and lived in the region his entire life - was remembered as an innovative potato farmer who also stood up for farmers' rights.
He had a successful trucking business and was also a long serving, highly experienced and respected Country Fire Authority volunteer.
The 30-year-old Bittern man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death.
He has been bailed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on 11 September.
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