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Missing passenger in fatal WA crash found

AAP logoAAP 23/12/2016

A man who walked barefoot into the Nullarbor in Western Australia after a car crash left one dead and injured another has been found severely dehydrated.

The man was seen wandering into the bush on Friday morning after a crash on the Eyre Highway, about 40km east of Balladonia Road House.

Authorities found the man about 11am on Saturday after resuming a second day of land and aerial searches, and he has been taken hospital for treatment.

The death has been the nation's first fatality of the period.

NATIONAL TOTAL: 1

(EDS: The national road toll period runs from 0001 December 23, 2016 until 2359 January 3, 2017, local times)

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