Man killed in Northern Territory buggy crash near Nhulunbuy about to become a dad 

Tragedy as a ‘true Aussie bloke’ is killed in a fatal buggy crash just weeks before the birth of his first child – with his partner now preparing to become a mother without him by her side

  • Matthew Hall, 34, was killed in a Northern Territory buggy crash on Thursday 
  • Another man, 35, suffered serious injuries when the vehicle rolled about 11pm 
  • Mr Hall’s partner Sally Fischer is 20 weeks pregnant with their first child
  • A GoFundMe has been launched to help Ms Fischer and their baby boy 

A man tragically killed in a remote Northern Territory buggy crash was just weeks away from becoming a dad for the first time.

Matthew Hall, 34, was travelling with another man, 35, near Nhulunbuy, about 100km south of Gove in East Arnhem, when their buggy rolled just after 11 pm on Thursday.

The men alerted authorities via a personal location device, and a CareFlight rescue helicopter was deployed to the area.

Mr Hall died at the scene while the 35-year-old was flown to Gove Hospital with serious injuries.

Devastated loved ones have revealed Mr Hall was just about to welcome his first child with his partner Sally Fischer, who is 20 weeks pregnant with a baby boy.

Matthew Hall (pictured with his partner Sally Fischer) was tragically killed in a buggy crash in remote Northern Territory

Matthew Hall (pictured with his partner Sally Fischer) was tragically killed in a buggy crash in remote Northern Territory

Mr Hall and another man, 35, were travelling in East Arnhem (pictured) on Thursday night when the vehicle rolled

Mr Hall and another man, 35, were travelling in East Arnhem (pictured) on Thursday night when the vehicle rolled

Ms Fischer’s sister Sarah said he was an ‘amazing man’ and she would never forget how much he ‘loved and adored’ her sister.

‘You never ceased to make her and everyone around you smile,’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘I am so grateful to you for all of the wonderful moments and adventures you were able to share with my beautiful sister, the love of your life.

‘Although you had only just begun the biggest adventure of all, we know you will always be there watching over Sal and your beautiful baby boy.’

Sarah described Mr Hall as an avid fisherman, hunter, and adventure seeker who who ‘lived life to the fullest and embraced every moment’.

‘Thank you for being such a funny, witty, loving, kind and down right beautiful human being,’ she said.

‘You will be forever loved and missed.’

Heartbroken friends have flocked online to pay tribute to the avid outdoorsman, who has been remembered as a ‘true Aussie bloke’ who was ‘kind’ and ‘down to earth’.

‘Such devastating news,’ Katie Harding wrote.

‘Matthew Hall has always been one of the kindest, and most down-to-earth person, anyone, would ever come across. He always loved an adventure and a good laugh. Will be truly missed by all.

‘Rest In Peace mate, will always cherish our memories.’

Friend Zoe Shepherd said Mr Hall ‘lived his life to the absolute fullest and always had a ‘new adventure on the horizon’.

‘Everyone who knew him would agree that he was a great mate, one that would give the shirt off his back if it had to,’ she said.

Ms Fischer is 20 weeks pregnant with the couple's first child, a baby boy

Ms Fischer is 20 weeks pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby boy 

Mr Hall was an avid fisherman and hunter, frequently posting photos of his outdoor adventures online

Mr Hall was an avid fisherman and hunter, frequently posting photos of his outdoor adventures online 

Mr Hall was a keen outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing

Mr Hall was a keen outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing 

‘A true Aussie bloke, with a sense of humour to get any crowd laughing.

Ms Shepherd said Mr Hall was a ‘Territory legend in the hunting community’ who was admired by both adults and kids.

‘Matt is so loved and so sadly missed by many people, he would be so thankful to each and every person for helping Sally in this time of pure grief,’ she said.

‘Everyone who knew him, whether near or far, will be feeling this loss tremendously.’

Friend Renee Connelly has set up a GoFundMe to help Ms Fischer as she braces to become a mother without her partner by her side.

Ms Connelly said the fundraiser, which has so far garnered $28,200, would go towards funeral costs and upcoming bills the family will be faced with in coming weeks.

‘Matt has left a hole in so many people’s lives but mainly his partner Sally, who is 20 weeks pregnant,’ Ms Connelly wrote on the page.

‘Please help me to give some financial Support for Sally, their baby and Matt’s family by donating any amount you can.’

The crash site has been declared a crime scene as police continue to investigate the incident.

Ms Fischer's sister said the soon-to-be parents were about to embark on the 'biggest adventure of all'

Ms Fischer’s sister said the soon-to-be parents were about to embark on the ‘biggest adventure of all’

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