Esperance man charged following fatal crash

Major Crash officers have charged a 19 year-old Nulsen man as a result of their investigation into a fatal crash that occurred in Monjingup near Esperance on Saturday, August 11. 

At around 1.30am, a vehicle travelling along Davis Road hit a group of three pedestrians.

A 16 year-old girl received was critically injured and was taken to Esperance Hospital where she later died.

Two other patients, an 18-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were also treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged with manslaughter, failure to stop and ensure assistance received after an incident occasioning death and failure to report an incident occasioning death or grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday, August 12.