Man dies in Siesta Park after horror Labour Day long weekend on WA roads

Brianna DuganThe West Australian
WA’s long weekend has claimed another fatality on the roads.
Camera IconWA’s long weekend has claimed another fatality on the roads. Credit: Bill Hatto/The West Australian

A sixth family is in mourning this long weekend after yet another death on WA roads.

A 27-year-old man died after his Nissan X-Trail hit a bridge railing in Siesta Park, near Busselton. about 12.30am Monday morning, taking the number of deaths since Friday to six.

Emergency services rushed to the scene along Caves Road, but the man could not be saved and died at the scene.

Police say 27-year-old was the only person in the vehicle.

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Major Crash officers are investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

It’s the latest in a string of road fatalities in a horror weekend on WA roads.

A middle-aged man and an elderly couple lost their lives in two separate crashes on Friday.

In the first crash, which also happened in the South West, a Mitsubishi sedan and a Lexus SUV travelling south on Bussell Highway collided, near the intersection of Sues Road.

The 47-year-old male driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene, while the 26-year-old female driver of the Lexus received minor injuries.

Just several hours later, an 84-year-old female driver and an 88-year-old male passenger died in Port Denison after their Mazda CX-5 collided with a Holden Commodore on Port Leander Drive about 7.30pm.

The 23-year-old man behind the wheel of the Commodore received minor injuries.

A 66-year-old man died following a car crash in Argyle on Sunday after his white Holden Commodore veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Western Highway just after 7.20am, but the man died at the scene.

He was only person in the vehicle.

On Sunday morning, a man in his 30s died in hospital after he was struck by a car in Rockingham.

The man received serious head injuries and died at Royal Perth Hospital after he was struck by the car about 3.10am on Saturday.

The driver fled the scene but returned a short time later. They are now helping police with their investigation.

The State has already recorded 11 road fatalities on country roads this year, and six deaths in the Perth metropolitan area.

Last year, WA marked its most deadly year on the roads since 2016, with 166 lives lost.

In 2007, the State recorded its worst death toll for road fatalities with a horrific 235 deaths. 126 of those were regional fatalities.

Anyone with information on the crashes is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.

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