Three people have died when their car crashed and rolled after being chased by police west of Alice Springs.
Police began chasing a Commodore near Hermannsburg about 8.30 pm (CST) on Saturday after the driver refused to stop, but had to abandon pursuit when the car sped off.
The car was later found about 4km west of Hermannsburg having rolled onto its roof, police said on Sunday.
Two women, aged 26 and 32, died after being ejected from the car and a 30-year-old man also died at the scene, police said.
A 26-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were also taken to hospital.
The man has been discharged and is in police custody.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
The Northern Territory road toll stands at 48 compared to 39 for the same time last year.
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.