First Constable

Darrel BLYTHE

YEAR OF DEATH

1968

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 2.30 a.m. Saturday 3 November 1968 First Constable Blythe was driving a police car east along the Princes Highway Werribee. When he arrived at the intersection with the Maltby By-Pass a west bound car travelling on the wrong side of the divided highway collided head-on with the police vehicle. First Constable Blythe and Graham Douglas Tillman the driver of the other vehicle were taken to the Footscray and District Hospital. Both died soon after admission. Tillman was affected by liquor and travelling at a high speed at the time of the collision.

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