Former councillor killed in crash

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
A 76-year-old Pemberton man has died in a car crash on Vasse Highway on Saturday afternoon.
Camera IconA 76-year-old Pemberton man has died in a car crash on Vasse Highway on Saturday afternoon. Credit: South Western Times

Police have confirmed the victim in the fatal car crash in Pemberton on Saturday was former Manjimup shire councillor Verrell Herbert.

Mr Herbert served on Manjimup Shire Council as a west ward councillor for four years from 2015-19.

His wife Ros Herbert, who was in the car at the time, was first taken to Pemberton hospital with serious injuries but has since been transferred to Bunbury and is in a stable condition.

The crash occurred on Vasse Highway about 1.30pm when the red Holden Commodore sedan, heading south towards Pemberton, left the road and hit a tree near Pemberton Farm Chalets.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the crash or saw the car travelling in the area before the crash.

Anyone with dash cam footage of the crash or the vehicle prior to the crash are urged to come forward.

Call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestopperswa.com.au to provide information.

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