Weekend Road Accidents See a Fatality

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Over the weekend there were two car accidents on the Eyre Peninsula with one seeing a fatality on the Eyre Highway. 

In Port Lincoln on Friday evening, a vehicle slid off the road and down into an embankment at an intersection at Marine Avenue causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

An 81-year-old woman was taken to the Port Lincoln Hospital for a check-up and the car was towed away.

On Saturday afternoon emergency services were called to the Eyre Highway at Coorabie after a truck collided with a tree.

The Truck driver was taken to the Ceduna Hospital for minor injuries however, the passenger, a 27-year-old man from WA died at the scene.

Police yesterday arrested the 58-year-old driver and charged him with cause death by dangerous driving.

The state road toll is now at 74 compared to 43 last year.