Two die in head-on crash with road train

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
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Two people were killed when their car collided head-on with a road train and burst into flames on Brand Highway near Badgingarra yesterday.

The victims, who have not yet been identified, died at the scene.

Police said they are believed to be a 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both from St James.

The 37-year-old male truck driver suffered minor injuries.

The crash happened about 11.30am when a southbound Mack prime mover pulling two semi-trailers and a dolly collided with a northbound Mazda CX7, about 15km south of Badgingarra.

The road train then came to a stop in scrub land on the side of the road, with diesel fuel leaking on to the road.

Brand Highway was closed to southbound traffic at Bibby Road and northbound traffic at Meadows Road for several hours while police and emergency service workers attended the scene.

Police are investigating the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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