Amy-Lee ARMSTRONG and Kyrone Terrance EADES and Ashley Scott De AGRELA

Inquest into the Deaths of Amy-Lee ARMSTRONG and Kyrone Terrance EADES and Ashley Scott De AGRELA

Summary : On 2 December 2015, Ms Armstrong, Mr Eades and Mr De Agrela were passengers in a car which was being driven at high speeds. The driver, who was affected by methylamphetamine and alcohol, lost control of the car and crashed into a tree in South Lakes. Ms Armstrong and Mr Eades died from their injuries at the scene of the crash, and Mr De Agrela died from his injuries two days later in hospital. The driver of the car survived.\r\n\r\nPrior to the crash, police officers had pursued the car briefly but then lost sight of it.\r\n\r\nThe driver was convicted of three counts of dangerous driving occasioning the deaths of each of Ms Armstrong, Mr Eades and Mr De Agrela in circumstances of aggravation and with failing to comply with a direction by the police officers to stop.\r\n\r\nThe Deputy State Coroner found that each of the deaths occurred by way of unlawful homicide.\r\n\r\nThe Deputy State Coroner concluded that the officers acted appropriately and did not cause or contribute to the crash.\r\n\r\nCatch Words : Police Intercept : WA Police Emergency Driving Policy and Guidelines : Alcohol : Methylamphetamine : Tetrahydrocannabinol : Excessive Speed : Failure to Stop : Unlawful Homicide

Deputy State Coroner King on 7 August 2020

‘https://coronerscourt.wa.gov.au/_files/inquest-2020/Armstrong%20and%20Eades%20and%20De%20Agrela%20finding.pdf’

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