A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the death of a police officer who was beaten and killed by a car during a charity motorcycle tour on Friday.
Senior Detective Sergeant Viktor Kostiuk, 59, was traveling with his son on the wall-to-wall walk from Melbourne to Canberra when a car crashed into his bicycle.
The car was traveling west along the Princess Expressways, near Orbost, at about 2:20 pm when it veered to the opposite side of the road and collided with Kosiuk's bicycle.
As a result of the collision, Mr. Kostiuk died on the spot.
Tragically, the charity tour was to honor the fallen police members.
Senior Sgt. Victor Kostiuk, 59, died after a car veered to the wrong side of the road
A man from the Botanical Range was arrested at that time and has since been accused in connection with the death of Mr. Kostiuk.
The memorial trip was temporarily halted before its participants, including Kostiuk's son, Felix, resumed with a "certain mood".
Mr. Kostiuk was a "respected" expert in the field of family violence prevention and had also worked in the CIU and homicide.
Victoria's chief police commissioner, Shane Patton, said Mr. Kostiuk, who had been an official for about 40 years, was a fantastic member of the organization, ABC reported.
Recently, Mr. Kostiuk was appointed head of the Somerville Family Violence Unit.
Senior Detective Sergeant Victor Kostiuk and his son were riding just before the Wall to Wall walk to the National Police Memorial in Canberra to honor the fallen police as part of a 300-person caravan
During the trip in Cabbage Tree Creek, Victor was hit by a car that turned on the other side of the road, with the policeman almost 40 years old dying on the scene.
"He was really happy the other day he was recently appointed to return to the rank of detective sergeant, something he was particularly proud of."
He said the family was "clearly destroyed."
Police have implored road users to look after a "tragic and tragic" 24 hours in the country Victoria, with four people killed in separate incidents on the road.
The causes of accidents are being investigated, and the police investigate factors such as lack of attention, fatigue, alcohol and speed.
The driver of the automobile, of 21 years of age, remains in custody and must appear in the Court of Magistrates of Latrobe Valley on September 17.
The commemorative trip was temporarily halted before the participants decided to resume with a "certain mood"
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