COPS has arrested a 16-year-old ‘Joy Ride’ driver after two schoolgirls died in a horrific accident.
Police believe four teenagers were in a Toyota sedan when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree in wet weather on Saturday night.
The two girls, aged 14 and 15, were pronounced dead at the scene on the Monaro Highway in Hume, a suburb of Canberra, Australia.
The boy was charged with two counts of negligent driving resulting in death.
He was also charged with violating bail, violating a good behavior order, driving as an unaccompanied learner driver and failing to stop and provide assistance.
First responders suspected the accident happened on Saturday night, but it went unreported for hours before a passerby saw it.
The car was so badly damaged in the accident that it was difficult to determine the make and model.
“The car has been damaged beyond recognition,” said Detective Acting Inspector Brian Tadic.
Police said two teenagers – one of whom was behind the wheel at the time of the accident – fled the scene but were later tracked down.
ACT Police said: “Police located them in apartment buildings a short time later.
“You have received medical attention and are currently assisting investigators from the Severe Collision Team with their investigation.”
The Toyota reportedly went off the road and crashed through a set of makeshift fences before crashing into a tree, News.com.au reports.
The two teenage boys are currently being questioned by detectives about the cause of the accident and whether “high speed may have played a role.”
“Obviously the impact was quite violent, so speed might have been a factor,” Tadic said.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6404667/schoolgirls-killed-joyride-crash-teen-boy-charged/ Schoolgirl passengers, 14 and 15, have been killed in a horror crash as a 16-year-old “Joyride” driver has been charged with deaths