Road toll up as three die on WA roads

WA's road toll has crept up again with three deaths on State roads in just 24 hours.

The first incident took place in the early hours of this morning when a man driving a Toyota Corolla in Ranford Road near Livingston Drive in Canning Vale lost control on a bend and struck a light pole before colliding with a tree.

He died at the scene and Major Crash are now investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.

Ranford Road was closed for several hours, with traffic banking up along Nicolson Road.

Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash on Sunday morning in Zanthus, around 210km east of Kalgoorlie, which resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman.

The pair, both from Rawlinna, were among five occupants who had been travelling east along Trans Access Road at around 8am when their Toyota Hilux Utility suddenly lost control causing it to roll.

The woman, who was a rear seat passenger, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash.

The 18-year-old male driver was given CPR but later died.

Two other passengers also received minor injuries.

Police are investigating whether alcohol and failure to wear seatbelts were factors in the crash.

The Statewide road toll is now at 101.

Any witnesses to both incidents are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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