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.

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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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