Woman dead in horror Perth power pole crash

A young woman has died following a major car crash in the Perth Hills this morning.

Emergency services were called after a gold Hyundai Accent crashed into a power pole along Welshpool Road East, near Melaleuca Road, in Lesmurdie about 11.25am.

A 23-year-old passenger received critical injuries and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital, where she died a short time later.

The male driver, aged in his 30s, was taken to St John of God in Midland for treatment on minor injuries.

In pictures supplied to The West Australian earlier today, a gold sedan could be seen blocking two lanes of traffic along the busy road in the moments after the crash.

The driver’s side of the car was severely dented, with the passenger side completely totalled.

Traffic was banked up in the area for several hours, with Welshpool Road east-bound closed between Crystal Brook Road and Tonkin Highway.

It has since reopened and traffic is flowing.

Major Crash detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

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