A TEENAGE boy is dead and another is in a critical condition following a horror high-speed crash involving a stolen car at Narre Warren South in Melbourne’s south-east.
Police said six people were travelling in the stolen Kia when it sped through two red lights, smashed into a white Holden sedan and flipped near the Casey Central Shopping Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Two of the male occupants were airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries. One of them, a 17-year-old Dandenong boy, died in hospital just before 9am this morning.
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The other injured male, perceived to be of African appearance and aged in his late teens, is yet to be identified and remains in a critical condition at The Alfred hospital.
A 19-year-old male from Hampton Park and a 15-year-old Narre Warren boy were transported to hospital by ambulance under police guard.
The 19-year-old has since been released and is currently in police custody, assisting investigators with their enquiries. The 15-year-old remains under police guard in hospital.
A fifth male and a teenage girl managed to free themselves from the upturned Kia and flee the scene before emergency services arrived.
The 15-year-old girl from Hampton Park presented to police this morning and is this evening in custody, assisting detectives with their enquiries.
The identity of the male remains unknown and police are appealing for him to come forward and make contact with investigators.
Police believe he is Caucasian in appearance, aged in his late teens and possibly wearing a baseball cap.
The driver and sole occupant of the Holden sedan miraculously escaped the high-speed collision with only minor injuries.
Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about those involved.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au