A woman died in a suspected hit and run accident in Alice Springs late last night.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Michael Schumacher says Gap Road near the intersection of Strehlow Street remains closed.
“The circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation. Police believe a white two-seater utility may have been involved in the incident,” Detective Schumacher said.
“We are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any other relevant information to please contact police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
The incident takes the Territory road toll to one.
– Police media release
UPDATE January 6
Police have now charged a 50-year-old man in relation to the incident which resulted in the death of an 18-year-old woman.
Det Schumacher says police are still appealing for witnesses.
“In particular, we are asking anyone who may have been travelling on Gap Road in Alice Springs on the evening of Thursday, January 4, between 10.30pm and 10.45pm, to please come forward,” he said.
“Police believe the alleged offender was driving a white Triton single-cab utility with Queensland registration.”
The man has been charged with Hit and Run Causing death.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on Monday.