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Five people killed in car crash in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park

Five people have been died following a car crash in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park.

Police were called to the scene just before 10am on Monday following reports of a crash 60kms west of Jabiru on the Arnhem Highway.

Jabiru Police attended the scene where the vehicle had left the road, rolled and crashed into nearby trees.

“Tragically, five persons were found deceased upon arrival,” Northern Territory Police said in a statement.

“Investigators are currently working to establish the identities of the deceased, so that families can be notified.”

The Arnhem Highway was closed to all traffic until 4pm yesterday while police worked to identify and recover the deceased.

9 News reports the five people inside the car were Indigenous men.

The families of the five victims were notified yesterday afternoon,

The 2019 Northern Territory Road Toll now stands at 28 compared to 47 this time last year.


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