Teen charged with manslaughter after fatal crash

The car thieves left the woman dead on the scene in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield without checking whether she had survived

The car thieves left the woman dead on the scene in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield without checking whether she had survived

Rather than checking on the 40-year-old mother-of-two, they allegedly abandoned the white Mitsubishi Pajero and fled in a black Mazda 3 sedan, leaving her to die.

Police said the woman's Nissan Micra was struck by the stolen Mitsubishi Pajero at the intersection of Kings Road and Main North Road, Parafield, just after 6.30am.

'Lucy was a much-loved and valued member of the AnglicareSA Elizabeth Dutton Court team, where she worked as a care worker since 2013, ' a spokesperson said.

Police are yet to lay charges over a fatal hit-and-run accident which killed an Adelaide woman, despite arresting three teenagers.

"At the speed at which that vehicle was going, unfortunately she would have had no chance", Fioravanti said. "The victim's vehicle has probably been pushed at least 50 metres", he said.

But instead of stopping at the scene and checking on the crash victim, witnesses told police that the two men fled the scene in another auto - a stolen black Mazda sedan, which had been travelling in convoy with the other vehicle.

Another boy, aged 13, from the Adelaide suburb of Ingle Farm, was also arrested on Monday morning but has not yet been charged, South Australia police confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon.

The 4WD was reportedly pursued by police on Saturday night before the police called off the chase shortly before the collision.

Police said a Commissioner's Inquiry had also been established to investigate police involvement in the incident, with a patrol engaged in a brief pursuit of the second auto before the crash.

The sedan was briefly pursued at this time, but the pursuit was terminated nearly immediately due to the risky driving, police said.

The 4WD was then used in a burglary at Brahma Lodge where it was believed the black Mazda was also stolen.

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