Police call for witnesses to fatal Mitchell Freeway crash

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POLICE are calling for witnesses to a Mitchell Freeway crash on Saturday in which a 34-year-old man died.

The man was killed after a crash near the Karrinyup Road overpass in Gwelup on Saturday.

At 2.54pm a white late 2000s model Toyota Hilux was travelling south on the Mitchell Freeway and hit a concrete barrier near the Karrinyup Road overpass.

The male driver suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital but later died.

Major Crash investigators are seeking witnesses who may have seen the vehicle in the area.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

Premier Mark McGowan said he would wait for the outcome of an investigation into the crash before deciding on whether the rail safety barriers needed upgrading.

“It’s a tragic circumstance, a man was killed,” he said.

“Obviously it’s very traumatic for his family and friends and I would like to pass on my regards to them.

“I’ll await the outcome of the police review into that matter. No doubt there will be full inquiry and investigation but it’s a very, very sad circumstance.

“Obviously the barriers are there; I drive alongside them every day. Up until now they have worked pretty effectively.

“If the review comes out and says we need to look at alternatives, then that’s something we’ll look at.”

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