Cases of truckie, manager to be separate over crash that killed police26th October 2020
Two employees of a trucking company, who are both charged over the deaths of four police officers in a crash on the Eastern Freeway, will have their cases heard separately.
Truck driver Mohinder Singhfaces four counts of culpable driving over the April 22 crash in Kew, while Simiona Tuteru, a manager at Connect Logistics, is charged with four counts of manslaughter.
Melbourne Magistrates Court heard on Monday that despite the connection between the two men, prosecutors were keen for the cases to be heard separately.
During a short administrative hearing for Mr Tuteru on Monday, prosecutor Jason Ong said the case against the manager could proceed regardless of what happens to Mr Singh even though the two men shared the “same narrative”.