A driver involved in a double fatal crash in Ludlow on Friday will face a string of dangerous driving charges in court today.
The 54-year-old Glen Iris man was behind the wheel of a Toyota Hilux when it collied with a Volvo fuel tanker and a blue Mitsubishi Lancer sedan along Bussell Highway about 3.45pm.
Two women in the Mitsubishi Lancer driving south, a 58-year-old driver and her 51-year-old front passenger, died at the scene.
The Glen Iris man has been accused of dangerous driving, two counts occasioning death and one count occasioning grievous bodily harm.
He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today via video link.
The two men in his passenger seats, aged 40 and 19-year-old, received several injuries while the driver of the Volvo fuel tanker was not injured.
The incident marks the second fatal crash on the notorious stretch of Bussell Highway in two weeks.
Investigators are appealing for anyone that witnessed the crash, or that saw any of the involved vehicles prior to the accident to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or by making a report online.
Premier Mark McGowan said the incident was a “terrible tragedy”.
“Clearly we have more West Australians driving around our regional roads than ever before, because people aren’t going on holidays – interstate or overseas,” he said.
“I just urge everyone in an environment where more and more West Australians are holidaying at home, just to be careful on our roads.
“Be safe, be secure, don’t drive tired, don’t drive drunk, don’t speed.”