Interstate Police Raid Trucking Company Over Fatal Melbourne Crash

May 6, 2020 Updated: May 6, 2020

Police carried out raids on three Sydney properties linked to the trucking company of the driver who allegedly killed four police officers in a multi-car collision on April 22.

Connect Logistics’ head office in Riverstone, Sydney was swarming with Victoria and New South Wales state police May 5. An additional two homes linked to the company’s managers were also raided, reported 9News.

It is understood police confiscated a number of documents during the searches, including logbooks. Investigators are checking if the company was compliant with heavy vehicle laws.

The cross-state raids have been carried out by Victoria police detectives from the Heavy Vehicle Unit, Crime Investigation Unit, NSW Traffic, and Highway Patrol Command Crash investigators.

“Victoria Police is currently in NSW as part of their continued investigations into the fatal crash on the Eastern Freeway in Kew,” Senior Constable Alistair Parsons told 9News.

Police previously searched residential properties in Frankston and Croydon in Melbourne, linked to Connect Logistics.

Eastern Freeway Collision

Mohinder Singh Bajwa was driving the Connect Logistics truck that swerved into the emergency lane crashing into four police officers who were responding to a speeding Porsche driver.

Leading Senior Constable Lynnette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Glen Humphris, and Constable Joshua Prestney lost their lives in the line of duty. It was the biggest loss in a single day in Victorian police history. Funerals have been held for them in the past week.

Singh appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on April 27 and was charged with culpable driving causing death. He did not apply for bail and is scheduled to return on Oct. 1.

The 47-year-old is receiving psychiatric care since the incident, his lawyer said that Singh may have been living with undiagnosed mental health issues his whole life.

It is understood that “drug paraphernalia” was located in his truck, reported 9News.