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Wyndham Vale Man Charged Over Fatal West Gate Bridge Crash.


In the wake of a fatal collision earlier this month on the West Gate Bridge, a Wyndham Vale man has been charged.

After an accident in Spotswood that killed a man on July 5, Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit have charged a 21-year-old man.

A silver Ford Falcon XR6 sedan is alleged to have collided with a truck about 10.35am while traveling outbound along the West Gate Freeway.

As a result of the collision, the passenger in the car, a 22-year-old Truganina man, was taken to hospital and died in the hospital on July 6th due to life-threatening injuries.

 

Three males arrested were released pending enquiries.

While on bail, the Wyndham Vale driver, who remains in hospital, is charged with dangerous driving causing death, six counts of reckless conduct endangering life, and committing indictable offences.

The matter will be heard at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Several witnesses saw the suspected stolen car speeding and driving erratically on the West Gate Bridge before colliding with a truck.

It happened around 10.35am on the bridge outbound, before the exit for Williamstown Rd, when the speeding Ford Falcon XR6 sedan crashed into a Vinnies truck.

There was a major response from police, firefighters, and paramedics following the crash, with Ambulance Victoria assessing seven people at the scene.

According to Victoria Police, three other males in the car were arrested at the scene after the vehicle was suspected of being stolen because it had false registration plates.

A police spokeswoman said the suspects were released pending further investigations.

The crash is being investigated by officers from the Major Collision Investigation Unit.

West Gate Freeway outbound lanes between the Bolte Bridge and Williamstown Road were closed for several hours.