Horror crash claims two lives, two more injured

A Holden Calais was split in half after colliding with a tree last night. Picture supplied – Marcus Downs
A Holden Calais was split in half after colliding with a tree last night. Picture supplied – Marcus Downs

Two people died and two others were injured after a Holden Calais hit a tree on North Lake Road in Cockburn Central on Wednesday night.

A 24-year-old Albany man and a 25-year-old Huntingdale woman died at the scene.

A 19-year-old Spearwood man was taken to hospital in hospital with life threatening injuries.

The suspected driver, a 25-year-old man from South Lake, was taken hospital but was later discharged into police custody.

At about 9.45pm police attempted to stop the vehicle they say was travelling at high speed.

The pursuit was abandoned soon after because the car’s lights were allegedly switched off and it was being driven on the wrong side of the road.

A short time later the car was found split in half after colliding with a tree.

The South Lake man was bailed to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on December 15.

He was charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, one count of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and one for failing to stop for police.

Major Crash investigators are conducting inquiries and police have asked for witnesses to come forward.

It was the second fatal crash in Cockburn in 24 hours.

A man on a motorcycle was taken to Royal Perth Hospital after hitting a van on Quill Way about 3am Wednesday.

The man died from his injuries.

A police investigation is under way.