Media release

Fatal - Gapuwiyak


A 54-year-old man has died following a fatal vehicle crash on the Central Arnhem Highway.

“The crash occurred 228km south of Nhulunbuy just before 5:00am,” said Duty Superintendent Chris Board.

“A Land Cruiser station wagon has struck a buffalo and rolled. Six occupants were in the vehicle at the time. Tragically a male passenger died at the scene.

“The other five occupants were taken to Gapuwiyak clinic for treatment to various non-life threatening injuries, including broken bones. Some passengers are expected to be transported to Royal Darwin Hospital later today.

“The driver was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative reading.”

Investigations are ongoing. A file will be prepared for the coroner.

The Territory road toll now stands at 18.