By 9 News:
A man has been charged over the fatal head-on car crash in regional Victoria which killed an on-duty Forest Fires Management worker and seriously injured his colleague.
The 46-year-old driver from Alexandra was charged on Monday with dangerous driving causing the death of the state’s third bushfire victim Mat Kavanagh, 43 (pictured above).
The accused man had been fighting for life in hospital after the collision on the Goulburn Valley Highway at Thornton on January 3, while a 47-year-old ute driver was injured.
He has been remanded to appear in court on April 28.
Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville paid tribute to Mr Kavanagh after his death.
“Mat was a dedicated and respected member of Forest Fire Management Victoria for around 10 years and was on duty as a part of our fire response on the day,” she told reporters.
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