First Constable

Graham STOW

YEAR OF DEATH

1963

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 10.45 a.m. Friday 5 July 1963 First Constable Stow was riding a motor cycle east along the Princes Highway Werribee when a motorist passed him at an excessive speed. He pursued this person who was travelling at an estimated speed of 80 mph. As they approached the Little River Bridge Stow apparently lost control of his machine and was thrown off. He struck a concrete guide post at the side of the bridge and was killed instantly. The offending motorist failed to stop and was never identified.

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