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Second vehicle identified after fatal collision on Adelaide Avenue

ACT Police have confirmed details of a second vehicle believed to have picked up two people involved in a fatal collision on Adelaide Avenue in April 2024.

At approximately 4.55am on Wednesday 17 April 2024, police and emergency services were called to Adelaide Avenue, near State Circle, after a white Toyota Camry left the carriageway, collided with a concrete barrier and was later found on its roof in the middle of the road.

One of the occupants, a 15-year-old boy, was thrown from the vehicle and taken to hospital. He later died of his injuries.

Following an appeal to identify two occupants and a second vehicle last month, police can now confirm that a stolen black Genesis GV80 SUV is believed to have picked up the two people at the scene of the collision shortly after the incident.

The stolen Genesis GV80 was found partially burned in Theodore the same day as the fatal collision.

Forensic tests conducted on the Camry and Genesis led investigators to conclude that the deceased was not driving the Camry at the time of the fatal collision and that one of the two people picked up by the Genesis was the driver of the Camry.

Detective Sergeant Jonathon Turkich of the ACT Police Major Collision Team said police were closing in on the two people believed to have survived the April collision.

“The information gathered by our investigation team leads us to two specific suspects,” Detective Sergeant Turkich said.

“To these people, I would say that it is now time to come forward and take responsibility for their involvement in this tragic incident.

“I understand it's difficult, it must be incredibly stressful to live in fear of being involved in the death of someone you probably knew as a friend.

“But make no mistake, this is not going to go away.”

ACT Police are renewing their appeals for the two people who were in the Camry when it hit the wall to come forward. Police are also looking for anyone who saw the Genesis SUV on the morning of April 17, 2024 to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone who can help police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote 7726381. Information can be provided anonymously.

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