A 16-YEAR-old boy is dead and two other teenagers are seriously injured after a police chase east of Perth overnight.
The car carrying three people struck a tree on Great Eastern Highway in Hovea near Parkerville.
A police spokesman said the red Nissan Pulsar had attempted to evade officers on Altone Road in Lockridge about 5.30pm.
“The driver did not respond to police attempts to stop the vehicle and the incident was immediately reported to the Police Operations Centre (POC),” he said.
“An evade police incident was authorised but then terminated by the POC due to the dangerous manner of driving by the Nissan Pulsar.”
He said the Nissan pushed through traffic as it approached the intersection of Great Northern Highway and Reid Highway and side swiped a Volkswagen Golf.
An unmarked police car spotted the vehicle on Roe Highway and the officers were given authorisation to pursue it.
“The driver of the Nissan Pulsar again refused to stop and evaded a police deployed stinger on Great Eastern Highway,” the spokesman said.
“Minutes later, due to the dangerous manner of driving the POC instructed that the evade police incident be terminated.”
The driver lost control of the car and fatally crashed shortly after.
He died at the scene.
Fire fighters had to cut the two other occupants from the wreckage.
An 18-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy are in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital.
The boy is believed to have serious leg and spinal injuries.
Anyone who saw the red Nissan in Lockridge and Viveash or between the Midvale to Hovea areas last night is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au