Teenage L-plate driver and passenger die near Toodyay in fiery crash on Morangup Road


September 05, 2018 10:23:29

A 16-year-old learner driver and his passenger were killed and a third boy seriously injured in a fiery crash near Toodyay, east of Perth, yesterday afternoon.

Police said the three teens, all aged 16, were in a red sedan driving north on Morangup Road at about 2:15pm when it blew a tyre and the driver lost control, crashing into a tree.

The driver and rear passenger died at the scene while the front passenger suffered serious injuries including burns and smoke inhalation.

He was flown to Perth where he remained in a stable condition at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

It brings the number of road deaths in WA in the past four days to five.

An 18-year-old Victoria Park man was killed when he crashed his silver SUV into a tree in the Wheatbelt on Monday.

Police said he was heading east on the Corrigin-Kondinin Road about 7:00am when he lost control of his car near Wallis Road.

On Monday afternoon a 21-year-old woman was killed when she crossed on to the wrong side of Thomas Road in Oakford and smashed into an oncoming truck.

Her sedan burst into flames and she died at the scene. The 59-year-old truck driver was taken to Rockingham hospital and treated for shock.

On Sunday night a truck driver was killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a road-train on the Great Northern Highway about 100 kilometres north of Meekatharra.

The other truck driver was treated for minor injuries.

Major Crash officers are still investigating each of these incidents and anyone with information is urged to contact police.






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