NT Police are investigating the cause of a fatal vehicle rollover in a remote area south west of Katherine that has killed one person at the scene and left another with critically injuries.
There were three occupants in the vehicle when the rollover happened Thursday night at around 10:24pm near Yarralin community, about 390 kilometers southwest of Katherine, Northern Watch Commander Tony Deutrom told ABC Darwin radio Friday morning.
Cdr Deutrom said police found one man who had died at the scene and two others were taken via CareFlight to the Royal Darwin Hospital.
He said one of them is in a critical condition and the other is stable.
“A cause of the crash is unknown at this stage,” he said. “Local police have established the crime scene overnight, and detectives from the Territory Major Crash Investigations are underway at the moment at the scene.
“Unfortunately, this brings lives lost on the Territory rises to 27 compared to 23 the same time last year.”
Meanwhile, Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner reminded Territorians to take extra care while driving on the Territory’s roads as “nobody should spend Christmas mourning the loss of a loved one.”
Police are urging anyone with any information about the crash or who are familiar with those involved who may be able to assist the investigation, to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 9492670.