A driver has rolled her car on the Oodnadatta Track after being diverted from the Stuart Highway, where a fiery crash killed two people and collapsed the surface of the road at the weekend.

Key points:

  • Four people died on the state’s roads over the long weekend
  • Drivers were diverted from the Stuart Highway, with one rollover
  • A person is in a critical condition in hospital following one of the crashes

The Stuart Highway has been recently reopened after the crash, which occurred between Pimba and Glendambo in the state’s far north just after midday on Saturday.

The crash at Wirraminna left another person in a critical condition in hospital and also badly damaged the highway.

Michelle Scotland said she was diverted from the highway and rolled her vehicle on the Oodnadatta Track on Monday

She and her cat, which was also in the car, came away uninjured.

“The roads are not appropriate for general people travelling trying to get to and from places.”

Ms Scotland said her car was written off.

Michelle Scotland’s car rolled while she was driving on the Oodnadatta Track.(

Supplied: Trevor Wright


Police had been diverting northbound traffic at Pimba, while vehicles travelling towards Adelaide were being diverted at Coober Pedy, and advising people not to use back roads that are unsuitable for their vehicle.

Police said they reopened the highway on Monday afternoon.

Two young men killed in separate crashes

Four people died on the state’s roads over the March long weekend.

Emergency services and police were called to a private property off Wonga Road at Lindley, about 100 kilometres north-west of Barmera, following reports of a ute rollover just after 6:00pm on Saturday.

When they arrived, officers began CPR on a 26-year-old Campbelltown man but he died at the scene.

The driver and two other passengers were flown to Adelaide with non-life-threatening injuries.

Emergency services were called to Pages Flat Road at Myponga after reports a car had crashed into a tree just before 10:00pm Sunday night.

An 18-year-old man from Aldinga Beach died in the crash.

No-one else was in the vehicle at the time.

Major crash investigators are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.