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UPDATE: Life Threatening Crash Involving Stolen Car

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A passenger involved in yesterday’s Riverland crash has been arrested for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

A young Murray Bridge driver and his two passengers were taken to hospital following a serious crash at 2.30am Monday 10 August at Renmark.

It is alleged the three were in a stolen car when the 16-year-old boy hit a light pole before flipping and landing in the front of a property around 2.30am today.

The driver and the rear passenger, a 24-year-old man from Berri, both suffered life threatening injuries while the front passenger, an 18-year-old from Berri received minor injuries.

Police say the car was stolen from a Renmark address nearby a short time before the crash.

The 18-year-old was charged with illegal use later in the afternoon.

He has been bailed to appear in the Berri Magistrates Court on 1 September.

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