A South Australian man will face Horsham Magistrates Court tomorrow, charged with more than eight offences relating to a fatal crash between a truck and a bus on the Western Highway.
Early on July 11 2019, a bus with more than 40 passengers on board crashed into the trailers of a Melbourne-bound B-Double truck near Pimpinio. The driver, a 60-year-old Melbourne man, died at the scene.
On Wednesday, Detective Leading Senior Constable Wayne Reynolds said the 37-year-old truck driver had been charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing serious Injury and drug-related driving charges.
"The investigation has taken a while because of the number of passengers we needed to speak to, from overseas, interstate and intrastate," he said. "There were also some delays in getting expert witness statements."
Following the crash, an MCIU officer told the Mail-Times the bus crashed into one of the B-Double's trailers which had become disconnected from the rest of the truck to lie sideways across the highway. The driver and his passenger were not injured.
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