23 year old killed in truck collision.
At about 5:20pm on Wednesday 31 July 2013 two trucks collided of Brand Highway, South Greenough, just to the south of the 'S' Bend Caravan Park.
The involved vehicles were a road train travelling in a southerly direction and a light truck that was travelling north.
Initial investigations show that a head on collision occurred between these vehicles in the sough bound lane of Brand Highway. Unfortunately this collision resulted in the death of the light truck driver, who is believed to be an adult male.
The road train driver survived the crash and sustained minor injuries.
Investigations into this incident are continuing, however Geraldton Police seek further witness to the crash who may have departed the scene prior to the arrival of emergency services. Any witnesses are asked to call Geraldton Police on (08) 9923 4555 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 1800 333 000.
As the deceased is believed to be a foreign national, local police are awaiting confirmation from Interpol that the family has been notified before releasing his name.
The deceased male involved in last evening’s fatal crash on Brand Highway, South Greenough has been identified as Mr Maxime Hubert GUILLOTIN, 23 years of age. At the time of his death the late Mr GUILLOTIN resided in Geraldton, however he is French citizen. He was working for a local fishing business.
The immediate family of Mr GUILLOTIN in France have been advised of his death.
Police believe that Mr GUILLOTIN’S vehicle left the sealed road surface and entered the left hand gravel road verge where it struck a large Main Roads two post sign. The vehicle swerved back to the right and crossed into the incorrect side of the road into the path of the southbound road train.
The road train driver attempted to take evasive action, pulling left and braking heavily, however the vehicles collided head on in the southbound lane of Brand Highway.
It is suspected that Mr GUILLOTIN was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected from the vehicle.