A 17-year-old boy has been charged over a crash in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula that killed another teenager.
A car carrying a group of five teenagers lost control and rolled on Main South Road at Second Valley on December 10. The group had been staying together at Second Valley Caravan Park.
Benjy Weenink, 16, died at the scene, while four others, aged between 15 and 17, were taken to Flinders Medical Centre for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
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In the days following the crash, Weenink’s mother Anna said it was a “silly mistake” for the group to drive in the rain.
She said she had no animosity towards the driver of the car.
Benjy Weenink and his mother Anna. Credit: Supplied
“I feel for them because they will have to live with this forever,” she said.
On Thursday, following an investigation, South Australia police charged the 17-year-old boy from Dover Gardens with aggravated driving without care and breach of a provisional 1 licence.
He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Youth Court on March 7, 2024.