A woman has died and several others are injured following a horrific head-on collision in a remote part of the state on Sunday, with a multi-agency evacuation mission underway to rescue the injured.
Just after 8am a beacon was activated along Great Central Road, around 170km south-west of Warburton and 385km east of Laverton, alerting police of an emergency.
Initial reports received by police from the extremely remote part of WA said it was due to a head-on crash between two cars – a Nissan Navara and a Toyota Land Cruiser – near the community of Tjukayirla.
Emergency services are still on the way to the ongoing incident, an 18-hour drive from Perth.
A woman in her 30s, one of six people inside the Nissan, suffered catastrophic injuries from the crash and could not be rescued. She died at the scene.
The driver of the car and three other passengers suffered various serious injuries, police said.
“The RFDS are working closely with the Department of Health, WA Police, St John WA and the Fire and Emergency Services Department to respond to the incident,” they said.
Major accident officers have been dispatched from Perth to visit the scene and investigate the tragic circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.
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