Speeders on fatal crash road shock cops

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
File photo. Pilbara News
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Local police have pinged a number of drivers for speeding in an area of Great Northern Highway, where a serious crash claimed the lives of two people, leaving two teenagers orphaned, on Friday afternoon.

A traffic police car was sent out to the area, near Coonarrie Creek on Monday to start letting drivers through, with the lifting of a four day road closure.

South Hedland Senior Sergeant Allan Jane said police were shocked to see one driver clocked at 156km/h in the 110km/h zone.

Other drivers were caught speeding at 123km/h, 118km/h, 154km/h, and 116km/h. The limit for drivers towing a trailer is defaulted to 100km/h.

Sen. Sgt. Jane said drivers reasons for speeding varied from “I was trying to beat the sun”, “I just wanted to get home”, and “I wasn’t paying attention”

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