Two dead in crashes on Toodyay Rd

TWO separate crashes on Toodyay Road, just 10 minutes apart, had equally tragic consequences on Wednesday afternoon.

A 27-year-old Aveley man died in the first crash in Gidgegannup when his eastbound Mitsubishi Outlander collided with a Mitsubishi Triton travelling in the opposite direction.

The Outlander left the road and hit a tree, while the Triton ute rolled and also hit a tree about 3.20pm.

The driver of the Outlander was taken to Swan Districts Hospital and died a short time later, while the other driver received minor injuries.

In a separate crash on Toodyay Road in Toodyay, a Hyundai sedan and a Hino truck collided at the intersection of Northam-Toodyay Road.

The 79-year-old Toodyay man driving the Hyundai was taken to hospital but died a short time later, while his 76-year-old female passenger was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Major Crash investigators would like to speak to anyone who saw either of the crashes.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.