Former Australian pro cyclist Rohan Dennis charged over Olympian wife Melissa Hoskins’ death after Adelaide crash


Former professional cyclist Rohan Dennis has been charged over his wife’s death after she was allegedly fatally struck by a car.

The crash took place in Medindie, South Australia, about 8pm on Saturday.

Dennis’ wife Melissa Hoskins, also a former Olympic-level cyclist, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died, police said in a statement.

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The 32-year-old was a mother-of-two and competed in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics.

Dennis, 33, was on Sunday granted bail on charges of causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and endangering life.

He is due to appear in court in March.

Australian professional cyclist Rohan Dennis has been charged over his wife’s death after allegedly hitting her with a car. Credit: 7NEWS

Born in Perth in 1991, Hoskins won gold in the team pursuit at the 2015 world championships and rode in the team pursuit at two Olympic Games and competed on the road from 2012-15 with Australian professional team GreenEDGE.

Major crash officers attended the scene along with detectives from Eastern District CIB to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident has been urged to contact authorities.

– with AAP

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