Husband loses life
A YOUNG husband and passenger of car that rolled in Kakadu has died more than a month after suffering serious injuries in the crash.
Clinton Wauchope, 26, suffered head, chest, abdomen and spinal injuries in the crash on October 8 and died on Monday.
A post by his family shortly after the crash thanked emergency services and said Mr Wauchope was placed in an induced coma.
The car he was travelling in rolled 12km from the Arnhem Hwy.
He was transported to a nearby quarry by Jabiru Clinic staff where the CareFlight Top End Rescue Helicopter had landed.
Mr Wauchope was treated by an off-duty emergency department doctor from Victoria at the crash site.
The impact tore the roof from the car.
Heartbroken family and friends left emotional tributes for Mr Wauchope and support for his wife Emma yesterday.
The couple were married only a few months prior to the crash.
Morgan Clifford said Mr Wauchope was a good friend with an open heart.
“Goodbye Clinton Wauchope may god take you into his embrace. So young and tragically torn from his new wife and family, my thoughts are with them,” he said.
“I only knew you for a short two years mate, but you were open hearted and full of joy from the first handshake.”
Tessna Dwyer said Mr Wauchope had a gentle heart.
“You have the most gentle heart of anyone I’d known which matched perfectly with your beautiful wife. You were taken to soon but your memory will live on,” she said.
“I’m thankful that one of my most recent memories is of us all sitting around the concrete table grand final night sharing laughs and drinks. I’ll miss those Friday night visits, the four of us talking about anything. Forever young.”
An NT Police spokesman said the crash was still under investigation.
Young husband Clinton Wauchope has lost his life after a month-long battle following a car accident near Kakadu (pictured inset)