Picton East fatal crash

Major Crash Officers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Picton East yesterday, Thursday 20 August 2020.

Just after 3.35pm, a Hino flatbed truck travelling on Martin-Pelusey Road and a Kenworth Prime Mover towing three stock trailers carrying 90 head of cattle, collided at the intersection of South Western Highway (North) and Martin-Pelusey Road.

The Kenworth came to rest on the hard shoulder of the eastbound lane, with the trailers tipping over onto their sides. Six cattle had to be destroyed as a result and the remaining cattle are yet to be collected.

A Hyundai sedan ran off the road so as not to collide with the vehicles.

The driver of the Hino, a 75-year-old man received critical injuries in the crash and died at the scene.

The driver of the Kenworth a man in his 40s received non-life threatening injuries and the 17-year-old driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

Investigators wish to speak to anyone with who saw the crash, has dash-cam footage of either vehicle travelling in the area prior to the crash, or has any information relating to this crash, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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