Media release

Fatal Crash - Katherine


Northern Territory Police are investigating a fatal crash south of Katherine this morning.

Shortly before 7am, police received reports of a single vehicle rollover crash on the Stuart Highway about 40km south of Katherine.

Two occupants, both females aged in their 20’s and 30’s, were ejected from a Toyota utility and died at the scene.

Major Crash and Katherine police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Stuart Highway was closed, with a temporary diversion installed by local authorities for light vehicles for most of the day, but has since reopened in full.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said “Major Crash detectives are currently seeking to speak to witnesses familiar with the deceased women who can provide information about their movements prior to the crash.”

“Sadly, this is the second fatal crash on remote roads in the Territory today.  All three who died were not wearing seatbelts.”