Teen killed, four injured in Island crash

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been killed and four other teenagers have been injured after the car they were in flipped and rolled on Mornington Island, in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Police said the five teens were travelling in a vehicle on Birri Road when around 6.30pm on Tuesday the 17-year-old boy behind the wheel lost control and the vehicle overturned.

Sadly, the young driver sustained life-threatening injuries and could not be saved. Police said he died at the scene.


Four other passengers, all boys aged 17, 14, 13 and 12, sustained multiple injuries of varying degrees.

They were all taken to hospital for treatment. Police said their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Mornington Island is the northernmost of 22 islands that form the Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

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