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Porsche driver charged after “fleeing” scene of fatal car crash

Porsche driver charged after “fleeing” scene of fatal car crash

A Porsche driver who allegedly fled the scene of a crash site when four police officers were killed is due to face a Melbourne court where he has been charged with a long list of offences.

Richard Pusey, 41, is likely to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday where he will be forced to hear his 10 charges read out to him including speeding, drug possession and reckless conduct.

Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney all brutally lost their lives on Wednesday evening while they were dealing with the Fitzroy man on the Eastern Freeway in Kew.

It is alleged Pusey was driving at a speed of 140km/h when he was pulled over by police a little while before 5pm.

As the four officers stood in the emergency lane, a refrigerated truck travelling at 100km/h veered to the left and hit themz

Mr Pusey was arrested on Thursday morning outside of a chemist.

He has been charged with driving at a dangerous speed, failing to remain after a drug test, failing to render his assistance, failing to exchange his details, possessing a drug of dependence, reckless conduct endangering life, destruction of evidence and three counts of committing an indictable offence while on bail.

The truck driver had a medical episode after the accident and is in hospital under police guard.

He is believed to still not be fit for questioning.