Police probe ute rollover fatality in Nyabing
A 46-year-old Narrogin man died last Saturday after he lost control of the ute he was driving and rolled down an embankment in Nyabing.
Major crash detectives were investigating the fatality, which brings WA’s 2017 road toll to 123 — including 69 on country roads.
Police said the man was driving a Ford Falcon ute west on Nyabing-Pingrup Road, which becomes Richmond Street in the Nyabing town site.
As the driver entered the town’s 50km/h zone, he failed to negotiate a left-hand bend, veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.
A passer-by discovered the vehicle about 12.30am and called emergency services.
CPR was performed until St John Ambulance paramedics arrived, but the man — a Narrogin local — died at the scene.
Investigators want to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle immediately before the incident.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppers wa.com.au.
This time last year, 157 people had been killed on WA roads.