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Teenager loses his life in Cooranbong crash


In tragic circumstances overnight, a teenager lost his life when the car he was travelling in collided with a parked mobile speed camera vehicle at Cooranbong.

About 12.15am on Sunday 14 April, emergency services were called to Freemans Drive following reports of a crash.

It’s understood a Subaru Impreza was reportedly heading northbound when it lost control and ran into the rear of a Hyundai Santa Fe – a fully-marked mobile speed camera vehicle – parked on the side of the road.

The passenger, an 18-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

However, he died at the scene.

The driver, also 18, was freed by emergency services and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

He also went mandatory testing.

The 43-year-old man seated in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries.

He did not require further assistance.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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