Qld driver in fatal crash refused bail

A TEENAGER alleged to be the driver of a car that crashed during a police pursuit near Tenterfield, killing one passenger, has been refused bail in Lismore Children's Court.

The 17-year-old, from Silkstone, near Ipswich, appeared before Magistrate Jeff Linden yesterday.

The Queensland resident is charged with aggravated dangerous driving causing death, two counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and negligent driving resulting in death.

The charges stem from an accident just after midnight last Sunday near Bolivia Hill.

Police allege the driver, with three passengers in his car, had earlier failed to stop at a random breath-testing unit near Deepwater.

A young man was killed when he was thrown from the early-model Suzuki when it later crashed.

Prosecutor Sgt Peter Costin-Neilsen made an application to allow police to take photographs of the teenager's injuries, a DNA swab and fingerprints.

Although opposed by the teenager, Mr Linden made the order, saying it was a serious allegation involving a motor vehicle situation with death and injuries occurring.

The case was adjourned to Friday.



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