• Rikki Lambert

Double fatality at Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley

Two young men have died and a third seriously injured after riding in the rear of a utility that crashed early Saturday morning near Light Pass and Nuriootpa in South Australia's Barossa Valley.



South Australia Police reported that during the morning investigators from Major Crash wereat the scene of a double fatality at Nuriootpa.


Just before 2.30am on Saturday 20 March, patrols and paramedics were called to Angaston Road, after a Ford utility which had been travelling east, crashed into a tree on the southern side of the road.


The driver, a 23-year-old man and his passenger, a 20-year-old man, both from the Barossa region, died at the scene.


A third passenger, a 20-year-old man also from the Barossa region, who was in the rear of the utility, was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries.


Angaston Road was closed between Light Pass Road and Research Road with diversions in place.


There has now been 28 lives lost on our roads this year as compared to 25 for this time last year.