Police update 1: Fatal crash, Alexandra Hills

Detectives have charged a 17-year-old male with murder following the death of two pedestrians in a traffic crash in Alexandra Hills yesterday afternoon.

It will be alleged a Landcruiser 4WD was stolen between 4 and 5pm on Tuesday afternoon from a Cleveland house.

Around 5.10pm the driver of the stolen Landcruiser deliberately collided with a silver Hyundai at the intersection of Vienna and Finucane Roads before speeding away.

Approximately 5.25pm the Landcruiser was travelling west on Finucane Road when it proceeded through a red light at the same intersection of Vienna Road and collided with a truck.

The Toyota Landcruiser has rolled and struck two pedestrians crossing the road, they died at the scene.

The driver of the stolen Toyota Landcruiser, a 17-year-old male, ran from the scene.

Around 5.30pm the male has stolen a set of keys from a Kingston Avenue house and attempted to start a car in the garage. He fled on foot when approached by one of the residents of the house who followed him to Chelsea Crescent where he was arrested by police.

He was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

A 17-year-old Waterford West male has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle (adversely affected by an intoxicating substance), two counts of burglary and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He will appear in the Brisbane Children’s Court today.

The pedestrians, a 31-year-old woman and 37-year-old man were both from Alexandra Hills.

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