Man charged over Grenfell fatal

Police have charged 39-year-old Maurice Bopp of Parkes in relation to a hit-run crash in western NSW.

Emergency services were called to Henry Lawson Way, Glenelg, approximately 19km north-west of Grenfell around 11.10am on 25 March 2024, following reports a cyclist had been found unconscious.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the 67-year-old cyclist; however, he died at the scene.

The Crash Investigation Unit, with assistance from detectives attached to Hume Police District, commenced an investigation into the man’s death under Strike Force Goobragandra.

Following inquiries, a 39-year-old man was arrested during a traffic stop south of Forbes just before 3.30pm on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

Police told the Wagga Local Court in a video-link hearing that the man was the driver of a Isuzu truck at the time the cyclist was struck and fatally injured.

The man was charged with fail to stop & assist after vehicle impact causing death. Police told the Court that more charges are expected to be laid.

Mr Bopp will appear again at Young Local Court on 1 May 2024.

As part of his bail conditions Bopp, a New Zealand citizen, must hand over his passport to authorities, not to apply for a passport, not to enter any international airport or other point of departure from Australia, not commit any offences and comply with a residential curfew as well as report for bail at Parkes Police Station, once daily between 6.00am and 8.00pm seven days a week.

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