WA Police charge teenager over car crash double fatality

Police have charged a teenager over a double car crash fatality.
Police have charged a teenager over a double car crash fatality.

A 16-YEAR-old boy has been charged with manslaughter over the deaths of a husband and wife in a Greenwood car crash on Saturday night.

Police said officers had earlier been pursuing the Marangaroo teenager but aborted the chase when the driver allegedly failed to stop about 7.30pm.

“The attempt to stop the vehicle was aborted due to the manner in which the vehicle was being driven,” Police Media spokesman Sam Dinnison said.

“The Ford Falcon continued to drive away at high speed.

“Shortly after, the Ford Falcon collided with a red Nissan Pulsar at the intersection of Warwick Road and Ballantine Road.”

A 66-year-old man and his 60-year-old wife, both from Kingsley, were killed in the crash.

Their 25-year-old son, who was driving the Nissan, remained in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital today.

The Ford driver allegedly attempted to run from the scene, leaving an 18-year-old woman in the car with minor injuries.

Police detained the suspect nearby.

Major Crash officers today charged the boy with:

– 2 x Manslaughter

– Dangerous Driving Causing Grievous Bodily Harm (in circumstances of aggravation)

– Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm (in circumstances of aggravation)

– Driver Fail to Ensure Assistance After Traffic Incident (bodily harm)

– Driver Fail to Report an Incident Occasioning Death or Bodily Harm

– No Authority to Drive (never held)

– Fail to Stop

– Breach of Bail

Police noted the second dangerous driving causing bodily harm charge related to the injuries suffered by woman in the Ford.