A Melbourne truck driver is charged over horror freeway crash

Truck driver is charged over horror freeway crash that killed toddler, 2, and left four others injured

  • 42-year-old truck driver has been charged over horror Melbourne freeway crash
  • The grain truck collided with multiple cars on Calder Freeway on December 6 
  • The accident claimed the life of a two-year-old girl from Caulfield South
  • Police charged the driver with culpable driving causing death on Wednesday
  • A truck driver has been charged over a multi-vehicle crash that killed a two-year-old girl on a Melbourne freeway earlier this month.

    The truck carrying grain collided with several vehicles on the Calder Freeway near Diggers Rest on December 6.

    A Caulfield South toddler, who was sitting in a back passenger seat in one of the cars, died at the scene.

    A 42-year-old truck driver has been charged over a fatal multi-vehicle that killed a two-year-old girl on Calder Freeway in Melbourne (pictured)

    A 42-year-old truck driver has been charged over a fatal multi-vehicle that killed a two-year-old girl on Calder Freeway in Melbourne (pictured)

    A 62-year-old South Melbourne man driving a Toyota Hilux became trapped under the grain truck until he was freed by emergency services (pictured)

    A 62-year-old South Melbourne man driving a Toyota Hilux became trapped under the grain truck until he was freed by emergency services (pictured)

    Four others inside that vehicle were injured, including a one-year-old girl, 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman.

    The woman remains in hospital in a stable condition, while the man and girl have since been released.

    A 62-year-old South Melbourne man driving a Toyota Hilux became trapped under the truck until he was freed by emergency services.

    The grain truck collided with several vehicles leaving one toddler dead and four others occupants of the vehicle injured including a a one-year-old girl, 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman (pictured, police attend the multi-vehicle crash on Calder Freeway on December 6)

    The grain truck collided with several vehicles leaving one toddler dead and four others occupants of the vehicle injured including a a one-year-old girl, 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman (pictured, police attend the multi-vehicle crash on Calder Freeway on December 6)

    He was also taken to hospital but has since been released.

    Two others in another vehicle escaped serious injury.

    Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives on Wednesday charged the truck driver, a 42-year-old Donald man, with culpable driving causing death.

    He was released on bail and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on May 18.

    Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives on Wednesday charged a 42-year-old truck driver with culpable driving causing death (pictured, emergency crews work to free passengers in a horror crash on Calder Freeway on December 6)

    Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives on Wednesday charged a 42-year-old truck driver with culpable driving causing death (pictured, emergency crews work to free passengers in a horror crash on Calder Freeway on December 6)

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