Vic roadside murder accused asks for bail

Caroline Schelle
Relatives of a man fatally struck by a car gasped in court as the driver asked about bail

Relatives of a man fatally struck by a car on a Victorian roadside gasped in court as the accused man asked about bail.

Bradley McStay, 33, has been charged with murder after Luke Price was hit and killed at Yannathan, near Lang Lang, around midnight on Tuesday.

Dressed in a white T-shirt, McStay appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday and was asked whether he understood the process.

"Not really, no," McStay said.

He told the magistrate he wanted to plead his case and apply for bail.

"How do I apply for bai?," he asked.

However, McStay was told the hearing was "procedural" and he could not apply for release at this stage.

Family of the deceased gasped in disbelief and one woman sitting with the group said: "are you serious"?

Investigators wanted more time to prepare a crash reconstruction for the case, the magistrate was told.

The accused will next face court in June.