Sole survivor of quadruple fatal crash found on highway

THE sole survivor of horror crash that killed four people in the Northern Territory has been found walking along a highway, injured, dazed and confused.

Three men and a woman were killed when the Nissan X-Trail they were in crashed and rolled multiple times on the Kakadu Highway, 80km from Pine Creek, on Thursday night.

The wreckage went unnoticed until about 8am on Friday when a group of tourists spotted an injured Aboriginal woman walking along the highway and raised the alarm.


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Police said the 33-year-old woman somehow survived the horrific crash and had left the scene in search for help.

It is not known how long the woman had been walking before she was found. She was taken to a hospital at Pine Creek for treatment. Her condition is not known.

Police said two men, aged 39 and 46, and a 49-year-old woman died at the scene, while a third man aged 45 died on the way to hospital. It was first reported two men and two women had been killed in the crash.

NT Police Commander Tony Fuller said it was a “horrible day” for first responders and said investigators were “pretty confident” that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

The quadruple fatality takes the NT’s road toll for the year to 42 which is almost double the number of people who were killed during the same time last year.

Major Crash Investigators will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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