Cops say speed a factor in fatal crash
POLICE say excessive speed was likely a factor in a car crash that killed a 24-year-old man near Scottsdale on Tuesday night.
A Bridport man was pronounced dead at the scene about 15km west of Scottsdale after emergency services were called by a passing motorist about 8.50pm.
Crash investigator Senior Constable Michael Rybka said the driver and sole occupant of the white Hyundai Sonata lost control as the vehicle entered a sweeping right-hand turn.
“The vehicle has subsequently left the roadway and travelled into the bushland at the side of the highway,” Snr Const Rybka said. “The vehicle has then struck a large tree, driver’s side first, shearing the tree off at its base.
“The vehicle was found by a passing-by motorist, who immediately called for emergency assistance, and on arrival of the ambulance, unfortunately the male driver was announced deceased.”
Snr Const Rybka said police believe the car was travelling in excess of the 100km/h speed limit. The man’s family have been notified and his name has not been released.