Investigations continue into Old Beach fatality, TAS

Investigations are continuing in relation to the fatality on Baskerville Road, Old Beach, in the early hours of Saturday morning, Tasmania Police say.

Sadly, a 16-year-old girl died at the scene of a single vehicle crash which occurred on Baskerville Road at Old Beach.

A white Holden Barina driven by a 20 year old man with a Learner’s license crashed into a power pole after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Tasmania Police, Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Fire Service crews attended the incident.

Two passengers in the vehicle were a 17 year old male youth and the 16 year old deceased youth.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor.

The name of the deceased will not be released at this stage as permission has not been granted by the next of kin.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle before the crash.  Information can be relayed to the crash investigators by calling 131 444. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers.

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