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Boy charged over death of 11-year-old Kimberley girl Abbey Forrest in Wyndham truck rollover

Boy charged over death of 11-year-old Kimberley girl Abbey Forrest in Wyndham truck rollover

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with killing a girl thrown from the tray of the ute he was driving in the State’s Kimberley region last year.

Police said the boy, aged 11 at the time, was driving dangerously and speeding when he rolled the vehicle on mudflats in Wyndham in September.

Two girls, both aged 11, were thrown from the tray and one was killed.

The West Australian has identified the victim as Abbey Forrest.

The ute was also carrying two other boys aged 11 and 13 who were seated inside.

WA Police on Friday said major crash investigators had charged the boy with manslaughter after examining the crash near the Northern Territory border.

He will face Kununurra Children’s Court on June 5.