Teenage Boy Charged Following Death of Three People In Multi-Car Crash
Alleged he stole a car prior to crash
A 13-year-old boy has been charged with dangerous driving causing death following a horrific crash which claimed the lives of three people in Maryborough on Sunday night.
It is alleged the teenage boy was driving a stolen Mercedes-Benz south on Saltwater Creek Road when it allegedly collided with the rear of a Holden, which subsequently collided with a Mazda.
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The driver and passenger of the Holden, a 17-year-old Oakhurst girl and 29-year-old Maryborough woman, died at the scene.
The driver and sole occupant of the Mazda, a 52-year-old Torquay woman, also died at the scene.
A third occupant of the Holden, a 23-year-old-woman was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
It is believed a passenger from the Mercedes-Benz fled the scene and enquiries are continuing to verify this information.
It will be further alleged the Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Maryborough residence at 8.40pm on Sunday.
The 13-year-old Bundaberg boy has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He will appear at Maroochydore Childrens’ Court at a later date.
Investigations are continuing and anyone who saw the silver Mercedes-Benz travelling in the Maryborough and Hervey Bay area prior to the crash, is urged to contact police.
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