Local News

Man remains in custody over death of former Hepburn Shire Mayor

magistrates court victoria ballarat court

A man faced the County Court in Ballarat on Friday over the death of former Hepburn Shire Mayor, Rod May.

Stuart Usherwood has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, after May collided with a car on the Ballarat-Daylesford Rd at Gong Gong in May 2017.

Mr May was riding his motorcycle at the time of the accident and was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne with serious injuries, before tragically passing away the following week.

Usherwood has been remanded in custody until the plea hearing in July before Judge Frank Saccardo, who adjourned the case on Friday for further reports to be gathered.