Po­lice probe ute rollover fa­tal­ity in Nyabing

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page -

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.

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