Po­lice probe ‘hor­rific’ Parabur­doo crash

Pilbara News - - News - Re­becca Parish

Au­thor­i­ties have de­scribed the scene of a col­li­sion in the Pil­bara as hor­rific, as they work to find out what hap­pened in the lead-up to the in­ci­dent.

A 29-year-old man and a 26year-old wo­man from Wakathuni were killed when they col­lided head on with another ve­hi­cle on the Parabur­doo-Tom Price Road, about 30km west of Parabur­doo on Sun­day.

Pil­bara dis­trict po­lice su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Coombes told the

Pil­bara News there were re­ports of a do­mes­tic dis­pute some time be­fore the crash, but of­fi­cers would now in­ter­view com­mu­nity mem­bers to get a time­line of events, as well as wait for post mortem re­sults.

He said he ap­pre­ci­ated pa­tience as po­lice worked through their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“The facts at the mo­ment are that it’s a tragic in­ci­dent in­volv­ing two ve­hi­cles that have col­lided head on and it’s through our in­ves­ti­ga­tion team that we (now) try to un­ravel those facts to find out ex­actly what has oc­curred,” he said.

“We’re just go­ing through the process of ex­am­in­ing the scene col­lect­ing the ev­i­dence and deal­ing with the facts that we know of at the time.”

Po­lice and a St John Am­bu­lance crew were dis­patched to the ac­ci­dent at 10.15am and of­fi­cers from West Pil­bara de­tec­tives, along with Pil­bara dis­trict, foren­sic and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence of­fi­cers are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Two other peo­ple sus­tained mi­nor in­juries in the col­li­sion and were taken to Parabur­doo Hospi­tal for treat­ment.

Supt Coombes said the two oth­ers in­volved in the crash, whose ve­hi­cle rolled sev­eral times, were ex­tremely lucky to be alive.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about crashes which oc­curred this week­end should call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or make a re­port on­line.

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