Melbourne Truck Driver Faces Four Charges In Relation To Horror Eastern Freeway Crash

A Melbourne truck driver has been charged in relation to the horror crash which took the lives of four police officers on Wednesday.

Victoria Police state the 47-year-old Cranbourne man, who had been hospitalised since the incident on the Eastern Freeway in Kew, was questioned by police last night.

ABC reports he was charged with four counts of culpable driving causing death, following an investigation by the Major Collision Investigation Unit and Homicide Squad

He was remanded in custody to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today.

Around 5.30pm on Wednesday, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, and Constable Josh Prestney, were hit by a truck in the emergency lane of the Eastern Freeway.

All four died at the scene.

Police allege the truck veered from the freeway’s right-hand lane into the emergency lane shortly before the crash.

The officers were impounding a Porsche at the time of the incident, after the car’s driver, Melbourne mortgage broker Richard Pusey, allegedly hit speeds of 149 kilometres per hour.

Pusey left the scene but was later charged with nine offences, including driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, and failing to render assistance.

The 41-year-old was remanded in custody on Friday. He’s set to face court on July 16.