Man charged over Vic officer's bike death

A man faces charges after an off-duty policeman was knocked off his bike and killed in Victoria.
A man faces charges after an off-duty policeman was knocked off his bike and killed in Victoria.

A man has been charged after an off-duty police officer was knocked off his bike and killed in regional Victoria last year.

Leading Senior Constable Dennis Cox was killed on November 12 when a car allegedly struck his bicycle at Sea Lake in Victoria's northwest.

The driver stopped to render assistance but the 42-year-old died at the scene.

A 57-year-old Sea Lake man was charged with culpable driving on Tuesday by major collision investigation detectives.

He was bailed to appear at the Mildura Magistrates Court on May 18.

Mr Cox worked at Sea Lake's one-person local police station for eight years and was described as a "well-respected and admired" community member.

Australian Associated Press