Boy, 15, charged over horror crash that killed teen

A 15-year-old boy alleged to have been behind the wheel of a stolen car when it crashed into a house, killing another teen, has been charged.

The accident happened in the Brisbane suburb of Stafford around 2am on Saturday September 22.

“It will be alleged that the boy was driving a stolen vehicle, containing two 15-year-old male passengers when it left the road, crashed through a fence and hit the front of a house on Appleby Road, killing one of the passengers,” Qld police said in a statement.


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The boy and the other passenger fled on foot, whilst the injured teenager was left to die at the scene.

Following investigations into the smash, a 15-year-old boy was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

Police say investigations are continuing.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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