Woman dies after car catches fire near Geraldton



A woman has died after her car caught fire in Western Australia's Mid West region.

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Geraldton Police have issued the following information: 

On Saturday 4 April 2015 a vehicle was travelling on the Geraldton – Mt Magnet Road, Northern Gully.

It is believed that the vehicle veered to the side of the road at low speed before coming into contact with the gravel shoulder. It will be alleged that the vehicle travelled approximately 45 metres on the gravel verge before coming to a rest in the bush area. It is believed that the bush surrounding the vehicle has caught fire, resulting in the vehicle being incinerated.

Police, St John Ambulance and Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended the scene where the vehicle was destroyed by fire. The 42 year old female driver of the vehicle died as a result of the incident.

Inquiries are ongoing by officers attached to the Mid West-Gascoyne Traffic office.