A ST LEONARDS man who died in a head-on car collision at Perth last year was more than five times over the legal alcohol limit.
Coroner Tim Hill's findings into the death of Andrew Michael Thomas, 33, were released publicly yesterday.
Mr Thomas died from haemorrhagic shock due to a torn aorta on Illawara Road on July 8, 2012, as a result of the crash.
The coroner found Mr Thomas had spent the day drinking with friends and consumed at least eight pre-mixed alcoholic drinks.
On his way home about 6.30pm Mr Thomas's car, a Holden Vectra, crossed double white lines on Illawara Road and collided with an oncoming Suzuki Swift.
The owner of the other car was driving with her headlights on at the 70km/h speed limit, Mr Hill said.
The crash left her hospitalised for a month with extensive injuries.
Mr Thomas died at the scene.
A toxicology report found he had a blood alcohol reading of 0.251.
A crash investigator reported that both rear tyres of the Vectra did not have enough tread, rendering it unroadworthy at the time.
It also appeared the seatbelt was not being worn and the speedometer needle was stuck on 110km/h.
He was unable to locate any defects that contributed to the crash.
Mr Hill said he was satisfied that the collision was caused by the combination of ``alcohol and excessive speed''.