Police release name of fatal crash victim

Geraldton Guardian
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Police have released the name of a Mullewa woman who tragically died after two cars collided near Dongara on Saturday.

She was Patricia May Slater, 28, a passenger in a Peugeot 206 convertible involved in the crash.

Police have charged the driver of the Peugeot, a 28-year-old Swan View man, with dangerous driving occasioning death and two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He will face Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on May 5.

Police said the Peugeot and a Ford Territory SUV collided about 6.30am on Brand Highway at Yardarino, near the Kailis Road turn-off.

Ms Slater, 28, was treated at the scene and airlifted to Geraldton Regional Hospital but died from her injuries.

The Peugeot driver and the occupants of the Ford — a female and a male — suffered minor injuries.

Police said Ms Slater’s next-of-kin had been notified.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who saw either vehicle before the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

SUPPORT HELPLINE: If you or someone you know is a victim of road trauma phone Road Trauma Support WA on 9420 7262.

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