Man charged with murder after allegedly mowing down and killing mother-of-three

A MAN is behind bars tonight, charged with murder after allegedly mowing down and killing a mother-of-three in regional Victoria.

Gayle Potter, 46, tragically died after being run over by a vehicle on a private property off Airfield Road at Traralgon just before 8.30pm on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old man who police say was driving the vehicle allegedly drove off, leaving the woman to die on the property.


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The man was arrested a short time later, however, after officers found him on a nearby property.

He spent Wednesday in custody, being questioned by police before formally being charged with murder.

The 53-year-old is due to front Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court tomorrow.

In an earlier statement, police said they believed the man was known to the woman.

His relationship to her, however, is not known.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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