One person has died and another is in hospital after the stolen Ferrari they were travelling in crashed into a metal barrier as they attempted to evade police in Perth.
Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen from outside a cafe in West Perth about 10:20am this morning.
“As they approached the vehicle to speak to the occupants, the vehicle accelerated away, crashed approximately 100 metres away, and caught fire,” a WA Police spokesman said.
“One of the occupants, a man, was taken to hospital and is currently assisting with the investigation.
The survivor was arrested and given medical treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital with serious burns.
Officers from the Major Crash Unit and detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit remain at the scene, near the intersection of Charles Street.
Police said road closures were in place and advised motorists to take alternate routes or expect delays.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw the Ferrari before the crash, has been urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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One person is dead and another injured after a stolen Ferrari burst into flames while trying to evade police on Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at 11.30am on Vincent Street in North Perth, around an hour after police received reports of a Ferrari being stolen from outside a West Perth cafe.
A stolen Ferrari has burst into flames, killing one occupant, in North Perth. Credit:ABC News / Nate Pintabona
Police officers observed the luxury car stationary and as they approached to speak to the occupants, the vehicle accelerated away and caught fire around 100 metres down the road.
One person inside the car died, while another was taken to hospital and is currently assisting police with their investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this crash, or who saw the Ferrari involved prior to the crash, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au