Four police killed on Melbourne freeway | Daily Liberal


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WHAT HAPPENED * Four police officers were hit and killed by a truck as they were dealing with a speeding Porsche on the Eastern Freeway, Kew, 5.40pm Wednesday * The officers were leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney * Constable Humphris and Constable Prestney had only recently graduated from the police academy * The Porsche driver had tested positive to a roadside drug test and two of the officers had decided to impound his car and called for backup * Shortly after two other officers arrived, the truck ploughed into all four, travelling about 100km/hour when it hit * The truck driver had a medical episode and is in hospital under police guard * The Porsche driver ran from the scene but has been identified as a 41-year-old man who is known to police, believed to be Richard Pusey * He was arrested on Thursday and is being interviewed by homicide detectives * Police raided the truck driver’s Cranbourne home on Wednesday night and are yet to reveal what they found * On Thursday morning one of the bodies of the fallen officers was taken from the scene * Soon after, the semitrailer was removed from the site, but the freeway remains closed between Bulleen Road and the Chandler Highway Australian Associated Press

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