Northern Territory Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover on the Plenty Highway, 140kms east of Harts Range, which has resulted in the death of a 12-year-old male.
Assistant Commissioner Narelle Beer said police believe the three people travelling in the vehicle were from the same family.
“On arrival at the scene police found one male deceased. The mother and daughter are understandably in a great deal of shock and have sustained non-life threatening injuries and are being taken to Alice Springs for treatment,” Assistant Commissioner Beer said.
“Officers from the Major Crash Unit will undertake an investigation as to the cause of the crash.
“This is a tragic event and our hearts go out to this family, their friends and their community.
“Last year was the worst road toll in the Territory for eight years, and Territorians are four times more likely to die than people in other parts of the country.
“We are pleading with the community to support us in working to ensure we are all doing everything we can to help prevent further tragedy from occurring.”