Tragedy strikes WA’s Great Southern region with two fatal crashes in three days

Cameron Newbold & Liam CroyGreat Southern Herald
Major crash officers are handling the investigations.
Camera IconMajor crash officers are handling the investigations. Credit: Nic Ellis

WA’s Great Southern has been rocked by two fatal crashes in three days.

About 6.55pm on Tuesday, a 75-year-old man was driving along Sugg Road in Cartmeticup, north of Katanning, when it is believed his vehicle struck a kangaroo.

The collision caused him to lose control of his Volvo Sedan, which left the road and truck a tree.

The Woodanilling man, the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

The second fatal crashed occurred about 5.40pm on Thursday in Tarin Rock, east of Lake Grace.

A Toyota Hilux towing a caravan was travelling along Dumbleyung-Lake Grace Road, about 200m west of Hills Road, when it left the road and rolled.

The driver, a man in his 50s, died at the scene.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Major Crash investigators are calling for information about the Tarin Rock crash.

Anyone who saw the crash or the vehicle travelling in the area before the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperswa.com.au.

Dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this crash uploaded via https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/tarinrock.

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