Media release

Fatal crash – Roper Gulf region


Northern Territory Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred near Ngukurr overnight.

At around 10:30pm, police received a report of a single vehicle crash on the Roper Highway, near the Roper Bar Crossing.

Local police and clinic members responded and located a 21-year-old deceased male at the scene.

A crime scene was declared and guarded overnight by local police.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said “Major Crash detectives from Darwin and police officers from Alyangula will arrive on scene shortly to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

“At this early stage of the investigation, it remains unknown how many people were travelling in the blue Toyota Landcruiser station wagon. It appears likely that alcohol was involved.

“Anyone with information who can assist the investigation is urged to contact police on 131 444. Please quote reference number 10177338.”