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Police probe weekend road deaths

Police are investigating after a trail bike rider was killed in a crash in Kendenup on Saturday night.

It was a tragic weekend on Great Southern roads, with two men killed in separate incidents.

On Saturday at 7.35pm, Mt Barker police were called to a crash in Kendenup. Gordon Steven Thomson, a 36- year-old Mt Barker man, suffered fatal injuries after crashing his trail bike on Lake Matilda Road, Kendenup.

Police said the man lost control of the bike, causing him to crash into a tree and a fence.

Friends at the scene attempted to save him, but he died at the scene.

Tributes for Mr Thomson flowed in via social media over the weekend. Friends and family said he was one in a million, a caring son and a loving father.

“Gordon was much loved by everyone who knew him,” one read.

“He will be sadly missed by all, it’s a blessing he lived his life to the fullest.”

Major crash investigators are also probing a fatal traffic crash that occurred about 4.25am on Saturday on Great Southern Highway near Clinic Road in Broomehill-Tambellup.

A white Mitsubishi Magda sedan travelling south along Great Southern Highway left the road and hit a tree.

The sole occupant, a 49-year-old , died at the scene of the crash.

Witnesses who may have seen the Mitsubishi driving in the area before the crash or the crash itself have been asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Both crashes are still being investigated.

Anyone who can assist in either investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa. com.au

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