Single-ve­hi­cle crash claims life

Broome Advertiser - - News - Glenn Cord­ing­ley

The un­sealed sec­tion of the Broome to Cape Leveque road claimed another life over the week­end.

Ma­jor Crash of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a single-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent about 1.20pm on Saturday, October 14, 20km north of the Ma­nari Road in­ter­sec­tion.

Po­lice said a Toy­ota Prado trav­el­ling north drifted to the other side of the road and into an em­bank­ment on the east­ern side of the road.

The ve­hi­cle rolled, com­ing to rest on its side.

The 31-year-old driver from Broome died at the scene. The four pas­sen­gers, a 33-year-old man and women aged 23, 25 and 35, were treated for mi­nor lac­er­a­tions and shock.

In June, a man died af­ter his four­wheel drive rolled on an un­sealed sec­tion of the same road, about 10km north of Ma­nari Road.

Main Roads is ex­pected to start bi­tu­min­is­ing the re­main­ing un­sealed 90km sec­tion of the 200km-long road next year as part of a staged process of works ex­pected to take about three years.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the ac­ci­dents is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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