SA teen died after evading police
A 16-year-old automobile driver is set to face charges following a tragic collision in Adelaide.(Kelly Barnes/AAP PHOTOS)
A youngster was killed in a traffic accident in Adelaide just minutes after police attempted to halt the car he was driving.
South Australia Police patrols noticed the Holden Commodore, which had a defect notice, near Andrews Farm in the city's north on Tuesday night.
Officers did not pursue the car as it fled, and it slammed into a fence at the Edinburgh RAAF base a short time later.
Three persons were spotted fleeing the area, and the adolescent was discovered unconscious on the ground.
The 17-year-old was brought to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but he died shortly thereafter.
The three people who left the scene were eventually apprehended by police: a 16-year-old kid who was the driver, a 21-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman.
The driver is anticipated to face charges as a result of the event.
With minor injuries, the three were brought to Lyell McEwin Hospital.
The death of the adolescent brings the South African road toll for 2022 to 53, down from 68 at the same time last year.