Media release

Fatal Crash - Tiwi Islands


Northern Territory Police from Wurrumiyanga are currently on the scene of a fatal, single vehicle rollover.

Territory Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen said Police were alerted to the crash at about 6.50pm this evening.

“The crash has occurred 30kms from Wurrumiyanga on the Kerinua Highway.

“Attending Police have confirmed a female passenger has died and the other five people in the troop carrier, including the driver, have suffered injuries.

“Police have ruled out alcohol as a contributing factor.

 “Officers from the Major Crash Unit are heading over to Bathurst Island to conduct further investigations.

“Fire and Emergency Response Group Members are assisting Police at the scene.”

The death takes the road toll to 23 compared to 19 at the same time last year.