Cyclist Killed in Truck Crash

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Three people were killed including a cyclist in 3 motor vehicle accidents in Victoria within a 2 hour period.

The day of horror on Victorian roads claimed the life of a cyclist who was killed when a garbage truck hit him in Melbourne’s south.

State police said the male cyclist and the heavy vehicle were involved in a crash on the Moorooduc Highway, near Mornington.

The cyclist died on the scene. Police said the male garbage truck driver stopped on the scene and was assisting police with their inquiries.

Later on that same day a man was struck and killed by hos own vehicle in Melbourne’s north-west.

A motorcyclist was also killed in a crash that day at Heathcote in central Victoria.

The man, believed to be in his 50s died on the scene.

Authorities say the latest fatalities bring the number of deaths on Victorian roads to 94 this year, in comparison to the 109 lives lost at the same time last year.

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