A woman and a 10-year-old boy have died and three other children have been injured after a semi-trailer crashed into their out-of-fuel car near Corrigin, southeast of Perth.
It’s believed the Holden Commodore, which was towing a trailer, ran out of fuel at around midnight on Sunday, with the 27-year-old male driver leaving the scene to walk the 28 kilometres to Corrigin to get petrol.
“A semi-trailer towing grain trailers, being driven by a 46-year-old man, has then come around the bend of the road and crashed into the rear of the car and trailer. This caused both the vehicle and trailer to be pushed into a nearby paddock,” WA police said.
A 26-year-old woman and the 10-year-old boy both died at the scene while two other boys aged five and eight suffered serious injuries, and a three-year-old girl minor injuries.