A man has died following a single-vehicle crash at Piallamore, while younger teens were involved in a high speed chase in Tamworth.
About 6.10am (Saturday 4 March 2023), emergency services were called to Nundle Road, Piallamore, and found a ute had crashed and rolled, trapping the driver. NSW Ambulance paramedics attended; however, the driver – a 19-year-old man – had died at the scene.
Officers attached to Oxley Police District established a crime scene which was forensically examined. An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
In a busy weekend for the Oxley Police, Friday night also saw a high speed chase with an allegedly stolen SUV resulting in four teenage boys being arrested
About 10.30pm Friday (3 March 2023), officers attached to Oxley Police District were told that an Isuzu MU-X had been stolen from Peel Street, Tamworth.
Officers sighted the vehicle in the Coledale area and, after the vehicle failed to stop, engaged in a pursuit; however, it was soon terminated due to dangerous driving.
About 1am yesterday (Saturday 4 March 2023), officers again sighted the vehicle on Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth, and commenced a pursuit, successfully deploying road spikes to stop the vehicle near Jewry Street, Tamworth.
The driver of the vehicle – a 14-year-old boy – was arrested after a short foot pursuit and taken to Tamworth Police Station.
The three passengers – aged 13, 12 and 10 – were also arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where they were cautioned.
The driver has been charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and enter enclosed land without lawful excuse.
He was refused bail to appear in a children’s court tomorrow (Monday 6 March 2023).