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  • Jason Regan

SA Police investigate serious crashes

Another life has been tragically lost on the state's roads with several others taken to hospital for treatment following three separate incidents over the past 24 hours.

The town of Mypolonga is in mourning today following the death of a 78-year-old local man in a crash on Wednesday night. Police say the accident occurred at about 9.15 pm Wednesday on South Bokara Road.

Witnesses told Police the mans car crashed into a tree and burst into flames. The driver and sole occupant died at the scene. South Bokara Road was closed between Kellett Road and Hill Road but has since reopened.

Major Crash officers attended the scene and are investigating the cause of the collision.

The man's death is the 74th life lost on South Australian roads so far this year compared to 66 at the same time last year.

Earlier on Wednesday, a police car was rammed by a stolen ute at One Tree Hill.

The black Isuzu D-MAX ute with registration S840BXY was stolen from a house at Gawler South. Police located the vehicle on Gawler-One Tree Hill Road and attempted to stop it however the car reversed into the police car.

The police officers involved in the crash suffered minor injuries with one officer being treated at the local hospital. The ute has damage to the rear end and the driver’s side. If anyone spots the vehicle please contact the police assistance line on 131 444.

The final incident occurred this afternoon (Thursday) with Riverland Police investigating a serious crash at Renmark West. At just after 12.30 pm on Thursday, a Daewoo sedan and Jeep SUV collided at the intersection of Ontario Street and Tapalin Street.

The driver of the Daewoo, an 85-year-old man from Renmark, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the local hospital before being airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

The Jeep driver, a 32-year-old woman from Renmark West and her young son were not injured but were taken to the local hospital as a precaution. Major Crash Investigators have examined the scene to try and determine the cause of the incident.


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