Woman in 20s dies in crash in remote Dampier Peninsula

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A file image of a vehicle on Cape Leveque Road.
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A woman in her 20s has died after a crash in WA’s remote Dampier Peninsula last night.

The Kimberley woman was travelling in a Mitsubishi Triton ute along Cape Leveque Road at about 11:10pm when she lost control and rolled into bushland.

The crash scene was 40km south of the remote Aboriginal Djarindjin Community.

Two other adults and a child were in the vehicle at the time but sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The three other occupants were taken to Broome Health Campus where they are in a stable condition.

Major Crash investigators are understood to be working remotely with Dampier Police to determine how the tragedy occurred.

The death comes as National Road Safety Week will launch a string of awareness activities between May 16 and 23 in an attempt to combat crashes in the State.

Last year 155 lives were lost on WA roads, with 62 in the Perth metro area and 93 in regional WA.

In the Kimberley last year, 11 people lost their lives on the road and across WA, the 20 to 29-year-old age bracket recorded 34 of the 155 fatalities.

The Kimberley crash comes after a motorcycle rider died about 10.35am on Friday when his bike and a heavy vehicle collided along Great Eastern Highway at Yellowdine, just east of Southern Cross.

Anyone with information regarding either crash is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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