Teen charged over Oxenford crash that claimed the life of 15yo boy

An 18-year-old man has been charged over a crash on the Gold Coast that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy.

It’s understood he was behind the wheel when a sedan and ute, which were travelling in opposite directions, collided along Tamborine Oxenford Road on the afternoon of May 20 this year.

The 15-year-old boy, who was sitting in the rear driver’s-side passenger seat of the sedan, died at the scene.


The driver of the sedan was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital with critical injuries.

The other two passengers of the sedan and all three occupants of the utility sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for precautionary checks.

Following a lengthy investigation by the Forensic Crash Unit, an 18-year-old Coomera man has now been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death.

He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on January 23.