The former Australian professional runner was charged with manslaughter on Monday (January 1). The suspect is suspected of hitting his wife, Melissa Hoskins, with his car, causing her death.
As the hours pass, the gray areas surrounding Melissa Hoskins’ tragic death become clearer. The 32-year-old Australian cyclist died violently on Saturday, December 30, after being hit by a car in Adelaide (Australia), not far from his home.
It is suspected that her own husband, former Australian professional cyclist and 2015 Tour de France yellow jersey winner, Rohan Dennis, was the driver of the vehicle. He was charged with “manslaughter and endangering the lives of others by reckless driving” after spending several hours in police custody on Monday, January 1. The person, who was released on bail, is expected to be tried in mid-March 2024.
During the fatal crash, Melissa Hoskins found herself thrown onto the hood of the powerful vehicle, according to the newspaper. She would fall to her side and hold on to the handle of one of the doors. As evidence, the newspaper claims that the victim’s fingerprints were found on the handle in question.
Positioned this way, Melissa Hoskins would collapse after being dragged several hundred meters by the vehicle with her husband suspected at the wheel.
The scene of the tragedy was partially recorded by private security cameras to protect neighboring houses. The footage may help advance the investigation.