Police have revealed a teenager, charged with the murder of a couple in Brisbane’s east, was out on bail for driving offences at the time of the horrific crash.
The 17-year-old Logan teen was allegedly driving a stolen 4WD when he ran a red light, hit a truck and rolled through the intersection, hitting the couple as they tried to cross the road with their dog.
The 37-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, who was understood to be six months pregnant, where killed instantly.
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The couple’s dog, Frankie, still hasn’t been found and there are concerns it may also be injured.
The 17-year-old was charged with multiple offences including two counts of murder and one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle (adversely affected by an intoxicating substance).
There are reports the teen was on bail for driving offences, including evade police, and his criminal history involves over 50 entries.
He is due to appear in the Brisbane Children’s Court today.
Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Stream told The Today Show, it was a shocking scene for witnesses and emergency services.
“Tough for all of the emergency responders including those police officers that had to give those horrible messages to the families of the victims,” he said.
“Our thoughts are with their friends and family and even the local community where the accident occurred.
“It’s something that we know was absolutely avoidable and is a horrible situation.”
Investigations are ongoing.