June 24, 2024

Former Collingwood player Shannon Cox has appeared in court following a crash in Western Australia that resulted in the deaths of two people.

Emergency services responded to the incident around 9am on Friday on the Brand Highway in Cooljarloo, approximately 170km north of Perth. The crash involved two cars and a road train towing two trailers.

WA Police allege that 38-year-old Cox was driving a Toyota Prado southbound when it collided with a northbound Suzuki Ignis hatchback. The road train, a white Volvo, was also traveling northbound near the intersection of Waddi Rd.

The hatchback’s 82-year-old driver and her 83-year-old passenger died at the scene. A 12-year-old girl sustained injuries in the crash.

Despite the deployment of five St John ambulances and two RAC Rescue helicopters, the helicopters were not required. Neither Cox nor the 31-year-old male driver of the Volvo truck was injured.

Former Collingwood player Shannon Cox has been charged after the fatal crash. Picture: Supplied

Cox, from Spalding, appeared in Northbridge Magistrates Court in Perth on Saturday and was remanded in custody. He is set to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on June 18 for a bail application.

The Major Crash Investigation Section is seeking information from witnesses. Anyone who saw the crash or the vehicles involved beforehand is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

Cox, a former Magpie, played 25 games for Collingwood before retiring in 2009.

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