Driver charged after Boddington fatal crash

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Passenger thrown from back of ute on Anzac Day
Camera IconPassenger thrown from back of ute on Anzac Day Credit: WA News

Police have charged a 32-year-old driver after a passenger riding in the back of a ute was killed in Boddington yesterday.

A 23-year-old Boddington man died after he fell from the blue Nissan Navara which was being driven south on Bannister Road about 1.15am before turning right onto Farmers Avenue.

Police said the man landed on the road about four metres from Bannister Road, receiving life-threatening injuries and died soon after at Boddington Hospital.

The male driver has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and will appear in Narrogin Magistrate’s Court on May 22.

It was one of two fatal crashes in WA on Anzac Day.

A motorcyclist died when his black Honda and a grey Holden Club Sport collided in Mundaring about 3.30pm.

Police said the accident happened on Mundaring Weir Road, near Hall Road, when the 25-year-old lost control of his motorcycle while trying to overtake a silver Toyota HiLux.

Police believe he clipped the HiLux, entered the gravel verge on the other side of the road and then into the path of the oncoming Holden.

The motorcyclist was critically injured and died at the scene.

The drivers of the other vehicles were unhurt.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed either crash, or who saw any of the vehicles beforehand.

They are also seeking information in relation to a fatal crash on Miling-Moora Road, near Moora, on February 9.

A 55-year-old Bindi Bindi man died after a black Toyota Prado he was driving left the road, struck a barrier and rolled several times.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.

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