One person dead after stolen Ferrari crashes and erupts in flames in Perth

Updated

May 25, 2019 16:17:20

One person has died and another is in hospital after the stolen Ferrari they were travelling in crashed as they attempted to evade police in Perth.

Police said the vehicle was stolen from outside a cafe in West Perth this morning before it was spotted by officers stopped on Vincent Street in North Perth just after 11:30am.

“As they approached the vehicle to speak to the occupants, the vehicle accelerated away, crashed approximately 100 metres away, and caught fire,” a WA Police spokesman said.

“One of the occupants, a man, was taken to hospital and is currently assisting with the investigation.

“A second occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.”

It is unclear whether the person who died was driving the Ferrari or was a passenger.

The second occupant was arrested and given medical treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital, and is assisting police with their inquiries.

Officers from the Major Crash Unit and detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit remain at the scene.

Police said road closures were in place and advised motorists to take alternate routes or expect delays.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw the Ferrari before the crash, has been urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:

disasters-and-accidents,

police,

law-crime-and-justice,

perth-6000,

leederville-6007,

wa

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May 25, 2019 15:26:46

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