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Grenades recovered after fatal crash

Grenades recovered after fatal crash

Sun June 17, 2012 5:40pm

POLICE say they have recovered military items, including two stun grenades that were stolen from a Defence Force car that was later involved in a fatal crash.

The items including ammunition and body armour were stolen on Friday from an unlocked Mitsubishi Magna, which later caused a fatal crash in Whiteman.

The stolen car hit a cement truck, which hit another car, killing its 46-year-old diver, a mother of three.

Police said in East Perth Magistrates Court yesterday that the driver of the stolen car, Zachary Smith, 18, had been on a three-day drug binge.

Smith was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, aggravated dangerous driving causing death, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.

Today, police said all items from the stolen vehicle had been recovered by officers from the Major Crash unit.

Reports that two stun grenades were still missing were incorrect.

The Department of Defence is assisting police with the investigation.





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