1968

03Nov

Blythe, Darrel

First Constable, 13312

At about 2.30 a.m. on Saturday, 3rd 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. Both Blythe and Graham Douglas Tillman, the driver of the other vehicle, were taken to the Footscray and District Hospital, but both died soon after admission. Tillman was affected by liquor and travelling at a high speed at the time of the collision.