Media release

Fatal crash – Mataranka


A motorcyclist has died after he crashed into a tree about 70km south of Mataranka just off the Stuart Highway this afternoon.

About 4:30pm, the Joint Emergency Services Communication Centre received a call from a passing motorist.

Northern Territory Police from Mataranka and Maranboy attended the scene together with medical staff from the Mataranka clinic who confirmed the 59-year-old male rider was deceased.

Acting Superintendent Greg Pusterla said that it appears the rider was travelling south and has veered off the road and collided with a tree.

“It does not appear as though any other vehicles or people were involved in the crash.”

The crash remains under investigation, anyone who was in the area near Mataranka yesterday and may have information or dash cam footage is urged to make contact on 131 444. Please quote reference P23278173.