Detective killed


THE policeman killed when hit by a car during a memorial motorcycle ride in Gippsland last week was serving at Somerville.

Detective Senior Sergeant Vic Kostiuk, 59, was a member of the Mornington Peninsula family violence unit based in Eramosa Road West.

He died when his motorbike collided with a car on the Princes Highway, near Orbost, Friday 14 September.

The driver of the car, Jesse Reid, 21, of Botanic Ridge, later appeared in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court charged with culpable driving and dangerous driving causing death. He was remanded in custody to appear at the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court in January.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 25 September 2018


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