Media release

Fatal – Avon Downs


The Territory road toll now stands at 8 following the death of a 21-year-old male in Avon Downs overnight.

Remote Sergeant Colin Ragg said Police were called to the incident that occurred on the Barkly Highway, 50km east of Avon Downs at approximately 10:30 pm.

“It appears the victim has attempted to cross the road and has been struck by a passing vehicle.

“The driver of that vehicle stopped and immediately attempted to provide first aid.

“Tragically the male passed away at the scene.”

A file will be prepared for the Coroner.