A Parks and Wildlife worker in his sixties died after his fire truck rolled on a country road in the State’s South West this afternoon.
Police were last night investigating what caused the crash and Manjimup Sgt Paul Williams said the truck would be checked for mechanical faults.
The driver was alone in the vehicle but it is believed he was travelling with another Department fire truck at the time.
He was trapped after he crashed on Perup Road, about 40km from Manjimup, about 1pm.
A Department spokeswoman said the man was a conservation worker who had been employed by the Department for about 50 years.
The Manjimup-based worker had not been attending a fire or prescribed burn yesterday but it was believed the trucks had been filled with water earlier in the day.
South-West Traffic Sen. Const. Rob Malcolm said there was diesel on the road but police did not yet know whether it had anything to do with the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.