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A 47-year-old woman from Mahogany Creek died at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Hardey Road, Glen Forrest on Thursday.

Tragedy strikes twice in one week

By Breanna Inferrera and Claire Ottaviano

THE neighbouring communities of Glen Forrest and Mahogany Creek have been rocked by two fatal crashes in less than one week.

The first crash happened on Friday, May 15 when a blue Nissan Skyline travelling east on Great Eastern Highway (GEH) near Homestead Road in Mahogany Creek was struck by a blue Ford Falcon travelling west at about 7.45pm.

A pregnant woman, identified as 21-year-old Maddie Morgan, was in the front passenger seat of the Nissan Skyline when the vehicles collided.

Ms Morgan received life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Midland Hospital where her child was delivered, but both died.

Her partner, 23-year-old Jack Bryant, was critically injured and was last reported to be in a serious but stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital.

Police have charged a 23-year-old Swan View man, who was allegedly behind the wheel of the Ford Falcon, with two counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death, aggravated dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, and aggravated dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

He is due to appear in Midland Magistrates Court on June 17.

Echo News understands Ms Morgan attended Darling Range Sports College in Forrestfield and Mr Bryant attended La Salle College in Middle Swan.

People have paid tribute to the couple on social media.

“Rest in peace Maddie Morgan and little one – taken way too young,” one post said.

“Jack bro, I’m sorry for your loss, prayers are up for your recovery.
  “Stay strong brother my condolences go out to you and your family.”

Flowers at the Mahogany Creek site where 21-year-old pregnant woman Maddie Morgan died.

The second crash happened just kilometres down the road in Glen Forrest on Thursday, May 20.

At about 2.35pm a black Hyosung motorcycle was being ridden west on GEH at the same time a silver Hyundai Getz was being driven east.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Hardey Road, killing the motorcycle rider, a 47-year-old woman from Mahogany Creek.

The driver of the Hyundai Getz, a 60 year-old-woman, did not receive any serious injuries.

Major Crash Investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed either of the crashes or who has dash-camera vision of the vehicles.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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