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Road toll grows: Cyclist killed in Taylors Lakes collision

Macquarie National News

A cyclist has died in a collision at Taylors Lakes.

The cyclist, a 49-year-old from Avondale Heights, was hit by a vehicle on the Melton Highway near McCubbin Drive about 6.40am.

The rider suffered life-threatening injuries and couldn’t be revived.

It is believed the driver of the vehicle initially failed to stop, but later came forward to police.

A 20-year-old Avondale Heights man has been charged with culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, failure to stop and failure to render assistance.

He will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.

Police are still keen to hear from witnesses, particularly anyone with dashcam footage.

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