Police update: Serious traffic crash, Southport


An 18-year-old man has died following a serious traffic crash at Southport yesterday morning.

Police tracked a stolen utility to Southport, where it was allegedly driven dangerously before rolling at the intersection of Queen and Nerang streets at 9.30am.

The driver was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with serious injuries where he died last night.

A 17-year-old boy, the passenger, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

He has since been charged with break and enter, burglary and possession of dangerous drugs.

The matter is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, with oversight from the Crime and Corruption Commission.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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