Truck driver charged after fatal police crash

The truck driver allegedly responsible for the Melbourne freeway crash that left four police officers dead has been charged with culpable driving.

Truck driver charged after fatal police crash

A truck driver has been charged with culpable driving over the Melbourne freeway crash that killed four police officers.

Mohinder Singh Bajwa was charged with four counts of culpable driving over last Wednesday's fatal collision, police said in a statement early today.

The 47-year-old Cranbourne man had been in hospital until last night. He was charged after a joint investigation by the major collision investigation unit and the homicide squad.

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Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Glen Humphris and Constable Josh Prestney died when a truck crashed into them while they were dealing with a Porsche driver in an emergency lane on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway at Kew.

Porsche driver Richard Pusey, 41, has been charged with nine offences, including driving at a dangerous speed, reckless conduct endangering life, failing to render assistance and drug possession.

He remains in custody on remand.

Singh Bajwa is due to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

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