Man dies in hospital after Derby collision

A man has died in hospital following a collision in Derby last month.

The collision occurred on the east side of the Calder Highway, between Bridgewater and Marong, about 6pm on Tuesday, 30 November.

It’s alleged a small orange truck crashed into the rear of a green Jeep SUV that was parked on the side of the freeway.

The driver and sole occupant of the Jeep, a 44-year-old Queensland man, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital.

He sadly died on Saturday, 11 December.

The driver of the orange truck, a 25-year-old Melton West man, has this week been charged with dangerous driving causing death, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving and fail to drive within marked lane.

He was bailed to appear before Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on 13 April 2022.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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