A Madora Bay man has been charged after a fatal crash on New Year's Eve

A 28 year-old man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash which occurred on New Years Eve.

Major Crash Investigators allege the man was driving a Nissan Patrol utility at Kennedy Beach, about 116 kilometres east of Esperance with four passengers on the rear tray.

A 47-year-old man who was one of the passengers fell from the moving car and sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

The driver from Madora Bay has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and will appear in Esperance Magistrates Court on March 28, 2018.