Youth in adult court over SA fatal crash


A teenager who was driving a stolen car when it was involved in a fiery fatal crash in Adelaide is to appear in an adult court for sentencing submissions.

The boy has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving in relation to the incident that claimed the life of 48-year-old mother-of-two Nicole Tucker on Adelaide's Southern Expressway in October last year.

His 17-year-old passenger has already been dealt with in the Youth Court after pleading guilty to theft and various driving offences.

After the two boys stole a high-powered ute they were tracked on Adelaide's Southern Expressway at speeds of more than 210km/h

The ute hit Ms Tucker's car at high speed, pushing it across an intersection into two other cars.

Ms Tucker's car burst into flames and she died in the wreckage.

The boy is listed to appear in the District Court on Tuesday after a decision was made to sentence him as an adult.