Kadina teenager, 16, dies in crash after passenger walked more than 1km for help

A 16-year-old boy has died after an allegedly stolen car he was driving rolled on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.

His passenger, 15, walked more than a kilometre in a desperate bid to find help.

Emergency services were called at about 1.30am after the 15-year-old knocked on the door of a Kadina home.

He directed police and ambulance officers to the scene of the crash.

When they arrived at the Drain Road crash site they discovered a red Holden sedan which had rolled into a paddock.

Inside the car was the driver, 16, who had died at the scene.

A 16-year-old boy driving an allegedly stolen car has died after rolling into a paddock on Drain Road, Kadina. File image.
A 16-year-old boy driving an allegedly stolen car has died after rolling into a paddock on Drain Road, Kadina. File image. Credit: Google Maps

The 15-year-old passenger was taken to Wallaroo Hospital for treatment.

Investigations revealed the Holden had allegedly been stolen from another Kadina home earlier that night.

Major Crash Investigators are attempting to piece together the circumstances causing the accident.

Spate of accidents

The teen’s death takes the total lives lost on South Australian roads this year to 77, compared to 96 at the same time last year. It is the second fatal crash in three days.

Yesterday, a Crafers woman was tragically killed when her car was crushed by a massive tree branch in the Adelaide Hills.

The 59-year-old woman died at the scene, while her passenger was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The 59-year-old woman died at the scene, while her passenger was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Credit: 7NEWS

Two other women, who incredibly survived, are recovering in hospital following the freak accident.

Questions are being raised as to who’s responsible for the massive tree, which sits on private property.

An investigation is underway as to the liability of the homeowner, Adelaide Hills Council or the Department of Transport.

 

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