Boy killed after being flung from ute

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has tragically died after he and a mate were ejected from a ute when it rolled on a rural property in the New South Wales Riverina region.

It happened on a farm at Yerong Creek, about 50km from Wagga Wagga, on Thursday morning.

Police said three teenage boys were travelling in the Toyota Hilux when it rolled about 10.45am.


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Two of the boys were flung from the vehicle, with police confirming one of them – believed to be just 14-years-old – could not be saved and died at the scene.

His mate and the driver were taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in stable conditions.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit have traveled to the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Police were expected to remain at the scene in Yerong Creek for several hours.

The fatality comes only four days after a four-wheel-drive with nine teenage girls inside crashed and rolled in a paddock on a rural property at Buckaroo, northwest of Sydney.

One of the teenage girls was ejected from the Toyota Prado and sustained life-threatening injuries.

She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition while her friends were treated by paramedics.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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