A road toll total of nine fatalities on Campaspe Shire's roads this year has given the shire the grim title of being equal third highest of all Victoria's municipalities this year.By Kathleen Tonini
Campaspe Shire has the equal third highest road toll of all of Victoria’s municipalities this year.
According to the Transport Accident Commission there were nine fatalities on Campaspe’s roads this year.
This places it behind Greater Geelong (with 14 fatalities) and Greater Shepparton (11 fatalities) and the same as Kingston, Greater Bendigo, Hume and Wyndham (all nine fatalities).
Eight of those killed in Campaspe were males and four were between 18 and 25 years old.
Five were cars which ran off straight roads.
Six were motorists, one was a pedestrian, one a passenger and one a cyclist.
Earlier this year, the Riv reported Campaspe police service area Inspector Martin Dorman as saying eight of the nine incidents occurred in 100km/h zones.
The nine fatal incidents included the death of Angelique Kolenaty, who was killed by a train on Ogilvie Ave in June and the death of a 77-year-old cyclist who came off his bike in Kyabram in October.
State-wide, 272 people have been killed on roads this year, down from 284 at the same time in 2011.
About two thirds of this year’s fatalities were men and more than half happened on rural roads.
Last year, there were two fatalities in Campaspe Shire.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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