By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 14 April 2021: Forth-eight years old Mohinder Singh’s sentencing today live-streamed in the morning today, closed the chapter of the Eastern Freeway (Kew) crash which killed four cops on 22 April last year – Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, and Constable Presley.
Mohinder pleaded guilty to eight charges, including culpable driving causing death and drug-taking, reports abc.net.au.Mohinder was sentenced by Justice Coghlan at the Supreme Court of Victoria to serve 18 years and 6 months minimum term. He has already served 357 days in jail.
Constable Prestney’s father read out a statement on behalf of the victims’ families:
On behalf of the families and loved ones of Lynette, Kevin, Josh, and Glenn, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those members of the public and first responders that were at the scene of the collision on the 22nd of April 2020, for the care and respect that was shown to our loved ones.
Even though we do not know them all, we share a history with them now and forever.
We would like to thank the members of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, especially Detective Sergeant Roz Wilson and the Paragon Taskforce for their dedication to the investigation and the respect and care that they have shown to us and our loved ones.
We also wish to thank all the emergency services and members of Victoria Police for their assistance through this time.
Even though justice has now been served in relation to the actual collision, no amount of punishment can replace the loss of our loved ones and the missing place at our tables that will be felt by us for the rest of our lives.
Finally, we would like to thank the people of Victoria, the people of Australia, and those from around the world for their outpouring of love and for embracing us with their hearts.
We are consoled by the fact that our four will not be forgotten as we continue to carry them in our hearts.