Two teenagers have died after a car they were travelling in crashed in Western Australia’s South West on Saturday night, taking the state’s weekend road toll to four.
Police said the car was travelling along Brownes Road, in Coolup — about 100 kilometres south of Perth — at about 8:00pm when it left the road and rolled several times.
The 17-year-old female driver and a 17-year-old male passenger both died at the scene.
Two other passengers were seriously injured.
The state’s two rescue helicopters were sent to the crash scene, with one transporting a 17-year-old boy to Royal Perth Hospital and the other a 10-year-old boy to Perth Children’s Hospital
The 17-year-old boy was in a serious but stable condition on Sunday morning, while the 10-year-old boy was listed as stable.
In a statement, WA Police asked anyone who witnessed the crash — or saw the vehicle in the lead-up to the accident — to come forward.
It came after two women died and three people were seriously injured in a crash on WA’s notorious Bussell Highway on Friday night.
On Saturday, as thousands of year 12 students descended on the state’s South West for school-leaver celebrations, South West Police Superintendent Geoff Stewart urged parents to speak to their teenagers about road safety.
“We’re about to be inundated with thousands of novice drivers coming down here for leavers,” he said.
“Mum and Dad — tell them to drive safely, drive to the conditions.
“We’ve got a number of extra police in the area — particularly on the roads — to make sure that people are doing the right thing and they’re going to go home.”