Fatal crash sparks road safety concern

Sjanna SandalovaGreat Southern Herald

In the early hours of Saturday morning October 28, Police were informed by a motorist of a road crash at the eastern entrance to Nyabing on Richmond Street.

Katanning Police responded and were assisted by Department of Fire and Emergency Services from Dumbleyung (2 staff, 1 light truck) and St John Ambulance (paramedic).

A 46 year old male with connections to Nyabing and Narrogin was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Katanning Police Senior Sergeant Simon Underwood said the Major Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the fatality.

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“Police investigators from the Major Crash Investigation Unit will undertake inquiries into this road fatality and prepare a report to the Coroner,” he said.

The 2017 road toll is 124 with 55 fatalities in the metropolitan area and 69 fatalities in Regional W.A.

Of those 69 fatalities 10 have been in the Great Southern.

“This is tragic reminder to us all in the lead up to the final two months of 2017 on the importance of road safety at all times when in control of a motor vehicle and most importantly to ensure the safety of others in our vehicle,” Sgt. Underwood said.

The Road Safety Commission website has a vast array of information on road safety, statistics and useful guides.

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