Crash NWCH closed both directions


Major crash on NWCH near White Peak Rd. EXTREME CAUTION.

Highway closed both directions.

The following detours are in place:

Light vehicles should detour via Nanson Howatharra Road and Chapman Valley Road

RAV 4 Network and below should detour via Nanson Howatharra Road, Murphy Yetna Road, Moonyoonooka Yuna Road and Geraldton Mount Magnet Road

Other operators should refer to the relevant RAV Network and consider alternative routes to avoid the area


Emergency services on site

Exercise extreme caution

Mid West-Gascoyne Traffic Officers are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred north of Geraldton early this morning, Sunday 4 December 2016.


Just after 3:30am, Police received a report of a head-on crash at the intersection of North West Coastal Highway and White Peak Road between a road-train truck and a tow truck.

Officers from Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St Johns Ambulance attended the scene. 

The driver of the tow truck tragically died as a result of his injuries, the male driver of the road-train has been conveyed to Geraldton Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the crash, or the vehicles prior to the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at