The driver of a Porsche who allegedly fled the scene of a crash that claimed the lives of four Victorian Police officers has been charged.
Richard Pusey, 41, had been pulled over for speeding on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway on Wednesday afternoon and allegedly returned a positive drug test.
As officers arranged for his vehicle to be impounded, they were hit by a refrigerated truck while standing in the freeway’s emergency lane.
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Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were all killed in the horrific accident.
Pusey, who was out on bail at the time, allegedly took photos of the accident and posted them on Facebook before fleeing the scene.
The photos have since been removed.
Police are exploring whether charges can also be laid over the posting of the photos.
The mortgage broker was arrested on Thursday and questioned for several hours.
He has since been charged with driving speed dangerous, reckless conduct endangering life, fail to remain after a drug test, fail to render assistance, fail to exchange detail, possessing drug of dependence, destruction of evidence and three counts of commit indictable offence while on bail.
He’s due to front Melbourne Magistrates Court today.
The driver of the truck remains under Police guard in hospital after suffering a medical episode shortly after the accident.
Police are still piecing together the moments leading up to the accident and are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage to contact them.