Former VFL footballer Alexander Aurrichio has passed away. Alexander was reported to have died on 9th June 2020. Alexander Aurrichio was killed in a fatal crash in the Northern Territory on Monday.
According to NT News, the 30-year-old collided with a Nissan Patrol while bicycle riding in Howard Springs. The driver and multiple witnesses reportedly stopped to help Aurrichio, who unfortunately died at the scene.
Northern Territory detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said local police were notified of the accident on Monday evening.
“A cyclist was riding inbound on Gunn Point Rd just prior to the Howard Springs Reserve. A driver in a Nissan Patrol has collided into the rear of him,” Lindner said.
“Tragically, the rider has died at the scene. There were some vehicles travelling near to the crash scene, they were witnesses who observe that crash so they stopped to assist the driver of the Nissan Patrol, who stopped and is assisting us in our inquiries.”
Lindner also confirmed the driver was uninjured and not in custody.
“It’s too early to speculate on any charges,” Lindner said.
“I will say that the driver immediately stopped, rendered assistance and has assisted us with our inquiries. They’re not in custody or anything like that.”
Born in the United States, Aurrichio moved to Australia in 2014. The talented ruckman played for the Northern Blues in the VFL for two seasons before joining South Adelaide Football Club in 2017.
After making his SANFL debut against Glenelg, Aurrichio played eight games for the Panthers, managing five goals. He also represented the Southport Sharks in the NEAFL before migrating to the Northern Territory last year.