The Territory Road Toll has risen to three following a crash that occurred this afternoon on the Stuart Highway.
Detective Senior Sergeant John Worrall of the Major Crash Investigation said Police received a report a vehicle had crashed into a tree 25 kilometres north of Hayes Creek at around 1:00pm.
“A 17-year-old male driver has died as a result of the crash.
“Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing at this stage, and no further information will be provided.”
The road toll for the same period this time last year was five.