Crash first 2017 fatal for the region

Zach RelphHarvey-Waroona Reporter

South West traffic police are investigating the first fatal crash on the State’s regional roads this year, following the death of a man near Harvey on Monday night.

A 24-year-old Attadale man lost control of his white Ford Ranger utility when driving on the unsealed Harvey-Quindanning Road, 18km east of Harvey, about 6.25pm.

The driver, who was believed to be driving to his place of employment in Boddington, veered to the left side of the road and hit a tree.

He died at the scene.

“There was only one person in the vehicle,” a South West traffic police spokesman said.

“He has left the road and as a result, lost his life.

“There were no other vehicles involved.”

The crash comes after the death of two motorists in separate incidents in the Perth area on New Year’s Day.

A man was killed when a ute crashed into a power pole when travelling on Warwick Road, while a motorcyclist died in a crash at the intersection of Roe Highway and South Street in Willetton.

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