Brand Highway crash victim identified as Perth man Peter Janus after head-on collision near Badgingarra

Michael RobertsGeraldton Guardian
The scenes of the horror crash on the Brand Highway, near Jurien Bay.
Camera IconThe scenes of the horror crash on the Brand Highway, near Jurien Bay. Credit: 7NEWS

The 70-year-old man who died after a horrific car crash on Brand Highway this week has been identified as Perth resident Peter Janus.

Emergency services attended the scene of the crash near Badgingarra on Monday afternoon after a sickening head-on collision between a Mitsubishi Triton and a Mazda BT-50.

The Mitsubishi was towing a caravan south on Brand Highway, while the Mazda was transporting a trailer north.

Mr Janus, a passenger in the Triton, died at the scene.

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The driver, a 68-year-old woman, was flown by an RAC rescue helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital in a serious-but-stable condition.

A 72-year-old man driving the BT-50 was taken by St John Ambulance to Jurien Bay Health Centre and then flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are yet to say how the two vehicles collided, and are appealing for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Nearly 150 people have died on WA roads this year.

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