Police investigating fatal collision on Tuggeranong Parkway

Five people have died on ACT roads this year

ACT Policing is investigating a single-vehicle collision on the Tuggeranong Parkway, Kambah last night (Tuesday, 27 April 2021) in which a 19-year-old man died.

The collision occurred about 10.30pm on the southbound carriageway, north of the Sulwood Drive intersection when an orange Holden Commodore collided with a large street sign and a concrete structure on the centre median strip.

Police had earlier received reports that the Holden Commodore was being driven dangerously in several Canberra suburbs, and made multiple attempts to intercept it. The driver failed to stop on each occasion.

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service attended but the 19-year-old driver died in the vehicle. Three passengers were transported to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

ACT Policing's Major Collision Team is examining the circumstances surrounding the collision and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.        

Due to the circumstances leading up to the collision, it is being treated as a critical incident, and police actions prior to the collision will be examined.

This is the 5th fatality on ACT roads this year.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has information about the collision, and who has not yet spoken with police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6785628. Information can be provided anonymously.

 

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au