Beverley crash claims woman’s life along Great Southern Highway

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A WA Police spokesman said Major Crash detectives were expected to travel to the scene on Thursday morning. Photo: Michael Wilson/WA News.
Camera IconA WA Police spokesman said Major Crash detectives were expected to travel to the scene on Thursday morning. Photo: Michael Wilson/WA News. Credit: WA News

A 35-year-old woman has died in a single-car crash about 10 kilometres north of the Wheatbelt town of Beverley this evening.

A WA Police spokesman said the woman became trapped after her Holden Commodore struck a tree along Great Southern Highway near Top Beverley-York Road about 7pm.

It’s understood she was knocked unconscious on impact and died at the scene, located at a bend in the road about 120 kilometres east of Perth.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the woman was the driver and sole-occupant of the car.

A RAC Rescue helicopter was deployed from Jandakot but was stood down. Crews from Beverley and York Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service were also called in.

The WA Police spokesman said he didn’t know the woman’s age or if she was from the area but that Major Crash detectives were expected to travel to the scene on Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The crash is the second along the Great Southern Highway in the past few days, after a 20-year-old man died when his car rolled in Katanning about 6.10am on Sunday.

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