In­ves­ti­ga­tion of crash con­tin­ues

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

PO­LICE are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing Sun­day’s head-on crash on In­dian Ocean Drive north of Lancelin in which three men died.

The 3.20pm crash in­volved a Toyota Hilux trav­el­ling north, a Toyota minibus trav­el­ling south and a Toyota Land­cruiser tow­ing a camper trailer, also trav­el­ling south.

A po­lice spokes­woman said the Hilux crossed the cen­tre dou­ble white lines, ini­tially clip­ping the trailer, which turned the trailer on its roof but caused no dam­age or in­juries.

The Hilux then con­tin­ued north in the south­bound lane, where the front wheel dis­lodged from the axle and the Hilux col­lided head-on with the minibus.

A 66-year-old man driv­ing the Hilux died, as did two men in their 50s on the minibus, which was car­ry­ing Chi­nese tourists.

Four bus oc­cu­pants – a man (38) and three women (one aged 51 and two 23) – were taken to hos­pi­tals with se­ri­ous in­juries, while five oth­ers on the bus, in­clud­ing the driver from WA, were treated at hos­pi­tals for mi­nor in­juries.

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