Driver admits charges over fatal SA crash

A man charged over a fatal hit-and-run crash in Adelaide has admitted to being the driver of the car that claimed the life of mother-of-two Lucy Paveley.

Lyle Leonard Morrison appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while disqualified and driving dangerously to escape police.

But Morrison, 18, pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter and to driving without due care in relation to the crash which killed Ms Paveley at suburban Parafield last month.

Morrison has been remanded in custody to appear again in court in October.

It remains unclear if prosecutors will continue to pursue the manslaughter charge.

A 15-year-old boy has also been charged with aiding and abetting manslaughter in relation to the crash and will return to the Youth Court later this month.

Three other teenagers, aged 13, 14 and 15, have been charged with a string of offences related to events leading up to the fatal crash.

The 15-year-old has been charged with theft and illegal use of a motor vehicle, while the other two have been charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, theft and illegal use.

Ms Paveley was killed when a stolen 4WD slammed into her car as she drove to work on August 20.

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