News State Victoria Ute passenger charged with murder after motorcyclist killed in collision at Bacchus Marsh

Ute passenger charged with murder after motorcyclist killed in collision at Bacchus Marsh

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Homicide squad detectives have charged a 31-year-old man with murder over the death of a motorcyclist north-west of Melbourne earlier this week. Photo: AAP
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Homicide squad detectives have charged a 31-year-old man with murder over the death of a motorcyclist north-west of Melbourne earlier this week.

The Pentland Hills man was charged last night.

The victim, a 24-year-old man from Werribee in Melbourne’s west, was found dead after being hit by a ute in the Bacchus Marsh suburb of Maddingley on Wednesday night.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the male driver of the ute, a 36-year-old Dandenong man, stopped a short time after the incident.

“He and one of his passengers, a 28-year-old Pentland Hills man, stayed at the scene while the 31-year-old Pentland Hills man allegedly left on foot,” she said.

“Police believe the parties involved are known to each other.”

Detectives from both the Homicide Squad and Major Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene to investigate the incident.

The 31-year-old Pentland Hills man appeared before a bail justice and was remanded in custody to appear at Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

-ABC