Regional police news

Police are investigating links between a fatal crash at Avenue Range and a house fire at Lucindale. Just before midnight on Sunday police were called to Avenue Range Road following reports of a single car roll over. The driver and sole occupant of the Holden Sedan, a 58-year-old man from Kingston, died at the scene.

Major Crash Investigators visited the site to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash, with Avenue Range Road closed for several hours. An hour earlier, police in the Lucindale area located flames coming from a house on Potts Road.

CFS crews attended and extinguished the blaze, which extensively damaged the home. A SAPOL spokesperson said no-one was home at the time of the fire, which was being treated as suspicious. “Police are investigating possible links between the fire and fatal crash an hour later at Avenue Range, 30km south east of Kingston,” the spokesperson said.

In other police news, officers detected two drink drivers in the South East on the weekend. About 6pm Saturday officers stopped a 4WD on the Southern Ports Highway at Robe. Police breath tested the driver, a 28-year-old Woodville man, who allegedly returned a positive result of 0.068.

Further checks revealed his car was also unregistered. He received an on the spot fine for both offences. Hours later police stopped a ute travelling on Marine Parade at Kingston. The driver, a 47-year-old Keith man, was breath tested and allegedly returned a positive result of 0.092. He was reported for drink driving and lost his licence on the spot for six months. He will be summonsed to attend court at a later date.

Meanwhile, police are investigating two incidents that occurred at Mount Burr. Between 8pm on Saturday and 2pm Sunday, a Toyota sedan parked at the rear of a Brown Street property was rummaged through but nothing stolen.

Then between 7pm on Saturday and 12.30pm the following day, a light Ford truck was stolen from the rear of a Brown Street property and was located abandoned on Golf Course Road around 3.30pm. In a separate incident, police are investigating a suspicious car fire at Dismal Swamp last week.

About 5.50pm on Friday police and CFS crews were called to Three Chain Road after reports of a car fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze which destroyed the Ford sedan.

Police are also investigating a suspicious fire at Nangwarry on Saturday night. Just before 8pm, patrols and CFS crews were called to a grass fire in a pine tree plantation on Seven Sisters Road. CFS quickly extinguished the blaze which caused minimal damage to a grass area about 300 square metres.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers online at or call 1800 333 000.

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