Sunday Territorian

Woman loses life in road accident

- RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS

A WOMAN has tragically died following a crash involving a sedan and a truck.

At 10.19am on Saturday Maningrida Police responded to a report of the crash 16km outside Maningrida.

Upon arrival police found a male occupant of the sedan with serious injuries and a woman trapped inside the car.

The man was taken to the nearby health clinic for treatment while efforts were made to save the woman, who died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Major Crash Investigat­ions detectives are investigat­ing the accident. Motorists travelling in the area were at the time advised road diversions were in place and were urged to proceed with caution in the area.

It is the third time a life has been lost on Territory roads in this month. On October 6 a 22year-old man died at Noonamah following a crash, while on October 13 a 56-year-old man died following an alleged hit and run in Wagaman the previous day.

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