A man will appear in court charged with dangerous driving
over a crash that killed his three passengers following a
police pursuit west of Alice Springs.
Police began chasing a Commodore near Hermannsburg about
8.30pm (local time)
on Saturday after the driver refused to stop.
Officers abandoned the pursuit when the car sped off but the
vehicle later crashed and rolled onto its roof.
Three passengers - two women aged 26 and 32, and a
30-year-old man - all died at the scene.
The car was later found about 4km west of Hermannsburg.
Police on Monday charged a 26-year-old man with three counts
of dangerous driving causing death, recklessly endangering
life, driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified and bring
liquor into a restricted area.
He will appear in Alice Springs Magistrate court on Monday.
* The national road toll period runs from 0001 December 23,
2012 until 2359 January 3, 2013, local times, in line with
the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Board.