SA teen charged over fatal crash

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A teenage driver has been charged over a road crash in Adelaide that claimed the life of one of his passengers.

The 16-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated causing death by dangerous driving, leaving the scene of a serious crash and other traffic offences.

He was refused police bail to appear in Elizabeth Youth Court.

On Tuesday night, South Australia Police patrols saw a Holden Commodore, which had a defect notice, at Andrews Farm in the city's north.

Officers did not chase the car when it drove off and a short time later it crashed into a fence at the Edinburgh RAAF base.

Three people were seen running from the scene and the teenager was found lying on the ground.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but died a short time later.

The three who fled the scene - the driver, a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman - were later picked up by police.

All three were taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital with minor injuries.

The teenager's death took the SA road toll for 2022 to 53, compared to 68 at the same time last year.