Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Perth | Deadly crash fireball on Riverside Drive

Two young men were killed early this morning after their car hit a palm tree at high speed on Riverside Drive in Perth.A police spokesman said the male passenger died after he was thrown from the car, while the driver was incinerated.

The impact of the crash split the Commodore in half and it immediately burst into flames.
The driver has been identified as a 20-year-old from Muresk and the passenger a 19-year-old from Northam.

The car had been travelling east towards the Causeway before they crashed just after Plain St. The fire was quickly extinguished but its speed and intensity left the car in an almost unrecognisable twisted state. Pieces of the wreck were found 75m from the palm tree on the road’s median strip.

Both men died at the scene. Major crash officers are investigating. There were no skid marks visible at the scene. The car was only recently taken from the scene. Riverside Drive between Plain Street and the Causeway was reopened by 8.55am.
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