Adelaide teen whose body was found weeks after he crashed a stolen car died in a DRAIN

Heavily tattooed teenager crashes a stolen car and flees the police – before his body is found in a drain WEEKS later

  • A Adelaide teenager crashed a stolen car and died alone in a drain in 2016
  • He and his friend stole two Nissan Skylines and led the police on a chase
  • The teen's body was discovered by an employee 24 days after the crash
  • An investigation into his death in the South Australian Coroner & # 39; s Court on Tuesday
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A Adelaide teen & # 39; out of his mind on crack & # 39; who crashed a stolen car and later died in a drain after being chased by the police, had told his coroner about his plans to evade authorities from his sister.

Lochlan Brodie Mortimer-Shearer, 18, died in 2016 after he and a friend had stolen two Nissan Skylines and the police were hunting at speeds of over 160 km / h.

Coroner David Whittle opened an investigation into his death in the South Australian Coroner & # 39; s Court on Tuesday.

Lochlan Brodie Mortimer-Shearer (photo), 18, died in 2016 after he and a friend had stolen two Nissan Skylines and the police were hunting at speeds of over 160 km / h

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Lochlan Brodie Mortimer-Shearer (photo), 18, died in 2016 after he and a friend had stolen two Nissan Skylines and the police were hunting at speeds of over 160 km / h

Judicial documents say that Mr. Mortimer-Shearer crashed on a partition on the Port Expressway, drove on the wrong side of the road and eventually collided with the Salisbury Highway Bridge.

The teenager's body was discovered 24 days after the crash by an employee in the salt flats of Dry Creek, about 500 meters from the abandoned car.

Submerged in a drain, it was covered in approximately 15 centimeters of water.

& # 39; It is unclear exactly how Mr. Mortimer-Shearer got to the point where he was, & # 39; said Counselor Stephen Plummer in his opening.

& # 39; The logical conclusion is that after the collision, the stolen Nissan Skyline fled to the salt fields after the collision.

A statement from Mr. Mortimer-Shearer's sister described her brother as & # 39; from his head to crack & # 39; on the night of the crash.

The teenager's body was discovered 24 days after the crash by an employee in the salt flats of Dry Creek, about 500 meters from the abandoned car
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The teenager's body was discovered 24 days after the crash by an employee in the salt flats of Dry Creek, about 500 meters from the abandoned car

The teenager's body was discovered 24 days after the crash by an employee in the salt flats of Dry Creek, about 500 meters from the abandoned car

& # 39; He scared me … he was pretty bad and buzzed, & # 39; said the statement.

Her brother had previously told her that if he was in a police chase, he would crash somewhere where he could run away from the police and get into water so that sniffer dogs could not pick up his scent.

He also said that if he was chased by the police helicopter, he would jump into the water to cool his body to evade the heat sensors.

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The coroner was told that Mr. Mortimer-Shearer had a bad reaction to amphetamine and fell into the water before he drowned or died of hypothermia or sudden arrhythmias.

Mr. Whittle was not asked to make recommendations and will communicate his findings on a date to be determined.

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