Charges after fatal crash

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MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged a man last week in the wake of a fatal crash in Seaford, Sunday 1 October.

Police had attempted to intercept a blue Mitsubishi on Overton Rd about 1am but it did not stop and was later found crashed into a pole. A 23-year-old Seaford man was found dead in the back seat.

The police dog squad was called in and the alleged driver, a 28-year-old Carrum Downs man, was later allegedly found hiding in a boat at a Seaford property.

He was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. He appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday 2 October and was further remanded to a later date.

A 24-year-old Frankston woman was released pending further inquiries.

Police media officer Belinda Batty said investigations into the incident would be overseen by Professional Standards Command.

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 October 2017

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