Police charge two with manslaughter over Piccadilly fatal crash, South Australia

Two men have been arrested following an investigation into a fatal crash at Piccadilly in October.

It will be alleged that on Monday 12 October, officers from the Major Crash Investigation Section and the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section were called to Spring Gully Road, after a concrete truck had struck a tree resulting in the death of the driver, a 30-year-old Parafield Gardens man.

The subsequent investigation into the crash and the concrete company’s truck fleet revealed significant deficiencies with 19 of the company’s 20 vehicles defected by police on the day of the collision at the company’s Salisbury South premises.

Today (Monday 30 November) police arrested two managers of the company and charged them with manslaughter.

The two Rosslyn Park men, aged 61 and 34 were refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police would like to speak to any former employees of the company, or anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

You can remain anonymous.

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