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Australia Five men killed in Kakadu crash were from remote Aboriginal community

05:15  03 december  2019
05:15  03 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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The five were killed after the car left the road before rolling and hitting trees on the side of a Northern Territory highway.

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The five people killed in a single-vehicle rollover in Kakadu National Park were all from the remote community of Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land.

NT Police Commander Matthew Hollamby said speed seemed to be a major contributing factor to the crash that occurred yesterday morning on the Arnhem Highway.

"It appears that the vehicle was travelling in a westerly direction at a high speed," he said.

"It has drifted off to the left-hand side of the road and the car has overcorrected, which caused it to roll over and hit the tree."

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Commander Hollamby said it was one of the worst scenes NT Police had seen in recent years.

"I don't remember the last time we had a fatal crash that involved five fatalities," he said.

"It is really bad. All fatal crashes are bad but this one cost five lives."

The Northern Land Council issued a statement this morning that the Gunbalanya community was now closed for Sorry Business and only essential services and family would be allowed to enter until further notice.

Gunbalanya, also referred to as Oenpelli, is located around 60 kilometres north-east of Jabiru, across the East Alligator River.

It has a population of around 1,200 and the main language spoken is Kunwinjku.

Commander Hollamby said all occupants of the unregistered vehicle were wearing seatbelts and three of men had been formally identified at this stage.

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Five people have been killed after a car left the road, rolled and hit trees on the Arnhem Highway in the Northern Territory. The crash occurred about 60 kilometres west of Jabiru on Monday morning. Investigators are working to establish the identities of the deceased so that families can be notified.

A man and a woman died when the car they were travelling in was involved in a crash with another vehicle. The driver and passenger in the Peugeot, who have not been formally identified, were treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

"It is the nature of the crash that despite wearing seatbelts, they did not survive," he said.

a group of people in a forest: The crash site where five people were killed in a single vehicle rollover. (ABC News: Kristy O'Brien) © Provided by ABC NEWS The crash site where five people were killed in a single vehicle rollover. (ABC News: Kristy O'Brien) Commander Hollamby said two of the major crash investigation staff who first attended the scene were new to their roles.

"This was the first fatal crash they had attended," he said.

"It has flow-on effects and consequential effects for witnesses, families, the police and other first responders as well."

Commander Hollamby added that the NT Police's major holiday season campaign was set to start next weekend.

"We are coming into the Christmas period and this is not a good start," he said.

"We will be out in force."

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