The West

A man has been killed after his car struck a power pole in Carnarvon this morning.

The death brings WA's road toll to 20 in just under four weeks.

The man was driving his gold Ford Falcon east on North River Road at 2.05am when the car left the road and hit the pole, causing live wires to fall on the vehicle.

Police officers who were first on the scene fought to stabilise the driver, who had been thrown from the vehicle, before ambulance officers arrived.

The man was taken by ambulance to hospital but later died of his injuries.

A total of 12 people have died on country roads and 20 in total across the state this year.

This figure is more than double the eight people who had been killed in a traffic accident by the same time last year.

Anyone with information about the Carnarvon crash, or who saw the vehicle being driven prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

Popular Dockers Michael Barlow and Alex Silvagni will learn their fates early next week, with a Fremantle list management committee meeting likely to decide their spots on the club’s list.

Matt Knight and Andre Ingram had an immediate impact as the Perth Wildcats overcame a scare and the Illawarra Hawks to prevail by seven points at Perth Arena last night.

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe was forced to watch the second half of his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over Melbourne City from the stands following a sensational outburst at referee Allan Milliner …

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West