SERIOUS ROAD CRASH NEAR MARLA IN STATE’S FAR NORTH

Saturday, 19 July 2014 7:02am

Second passenger dies following Far North crash

A second passenger has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle rollover in the State’s Far North last week.

At about 11am on Friday 11 July, a Toyota Hi-Ace, carrying eight people, crashed on the Stuart Highway about one kilometre north of the Cadney Park roadhouse.

A 45-year-old man from Roxburg Park, Victoria died at the scene. Last night, a 44-year-old woman from Roxburg Park died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Both were passengers of the van.

Three other passengers sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospitals in Adelaide. The driver and two other passengers sustained minor injuries and received medical treatment at Coober Pedy.

The woman’s death takes the State’s interim road toll to 49, compared to 58 at the same time last year.

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:45pm
UPDATE: Fatal crash near Marla

Major Crash are now at the scene of a fatal road crash about 80km south of Marla, and one km north of the Cadney Park Homestead.

At 10.50am a Toyota Hi-Ace, carrying eight people including the driver, rolled over on the Stuart Highway in the state’s Far North.

A 45-year-old man from Roxburg Park, Victoria died at the scene and a woman has been seriously injured.

Four passengers are in a serious condition and were flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Three other passengers sustained minor injuries and treated at Coober Pedy Hospital.

Diversions will remain in place for some time while Major Crash investigate.

The man’s death takes the State’s road toll to 47 as compare to 55 for the same time last year.

Earlier today:

Police are making their way to a reported serious road crash on the Stuart Highway about 78km south of Marla and 1 km north of Cadney Park.

Emergency Services from Mintabie and Marla are also travelling to the scene.

The accident allegedly involving one car was called in at the Cadney Park Roadhouse whereby roadhouse staff notified the police.

Until police and emergency services arrive, there are no further details at this time.