Media release

Fatal crash - Virginia

Police

Northern Territory Police attended the scene of a fatal crash earlier this morning.

Just after 5am, police received a report of a male pedestrian who had been hit by a light truck on the Stuart Highway, 1km north of the Virginia Road turn off.

The driver and passenger of the truck stopped as lawfully required and awaited police. Upon arrival at the scene, a 37-year-old male was pronounced deceased.

Both occupants of the vehicle are assisting police with their inquiries. The driver tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

Traffic diversions will remain in place for several hours.

Major Crash detectives are currently on scene and are investigating the circumstances of the crash and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has dash cam footage, is urged to contact Police on 131 444. Please quote reference number 9739690.

PFES Media