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Queensland boy dies after stolen car crashes with group of teens inside 

Tragedy as boy, 13, dies after stolen car accident involving group of teenagers

  • A 13-year-old boy has died after a car accident on Queensland’s Warrego Highway
  • The boy was one of four teenagers found in the crashed car Monday morning
  • The teens allegedly stole the Commordore from a residence in Kingsthorpe
  • A boy, 14, has been arrested by police and charged with numerous offences

A 13-year-old boy has died after a stolen car he was in crashed in southeastern Queensland.

The boy was part of a group of four teenagers aged 13 and 14 at the Holden Commodore in Kingsthorpe before crashing into the Warrego Highway Monday morning.

He was flown to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane after the accident, but died of his injuries on Tuesday.

Another boy, 14, is in critical condition in the same hospital.

Four teenage boys were found Monday in a downed Holden Commodore on the Warrego Highway in Queensland.  The car was stolen

Four teenage boys were found Monday in a downed Holden Commodore on the Warrego Highway in Queensland. The car was stolen

Police allege that one of the two boys taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital was driving the car before the accident.

A 14-year-old boy suffered serious neck, back, shoulder and chest injuries and was taken to Toowoomba Hospital.

A fourth boy, also 14, was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries under police guard.

He was later released from hospital and arrested by police.

He has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one of attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary and commission of a criminal offence, receiving tainted property and assault resulting in bodily harm.

The boy was detained Monday night and will appear before the Toowoomba Childrens Court on Wednesday.

Police say the group of teenagers stole the Commodore from a home in Kingsthorpe on Sunday night before driving it on Warrego Highway.

They were driving west when they pulled over to the side of the road, crossed an embankment, and flipped the car.

Police say the teens were all from the Toowoomba area.

Two of the boys were taken to the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane after the crash with critical injuries.  One of the boys died of his injuries on Tuesday

Two of the boys were taken to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane after the crash with critical injuries. One of the boys died of his injuries on Tuesday

A Queensland detective has warned young offenders to consider their actions as it could result in serious injury or death.

“These types of incidents are very traumatic, not only for the parents of the children, but also for the public,” said Chief Inspector Garry Watts.

“We have four people involved in the crash, two seriously injured.”

“We strongly urge children and anyone who behaves like this to really think about what they are doing because tragedy is imminent,” he added.

It’s because the region is seeing a significant increase in car thefts by young teens.

KSouljah Kahukura-Campbell claimed ownership of the stolen Holden Commordore, saying the theft “really turned me off” because his tools were gone and he couldn’t get to work.

Mr Kahukura-Campbell believes he had not left the car unlocked when it was taken Sunday night.

He didn’t have much sympathy for the teens, tellingly: The courier post: ‘If you’re going to act stupid, you’re going to pay the consequences.’

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