Young life lost on rural road

Young life lost on rural road

Police are investigating a crash at Mingbool on Saturday evening, which left a young Mount Gambier man dead.

Emergency services were called to Peweena Road, Mingbool, just north of Mount Gambier after a Mazda utility left the road and crashed into a tree about 9.45pm.

Sadly, the driver and sole occupant, a 21-year-old Mount Gambier, man died at the scene.

Major Crash Investigators flew to the scene to assist in the investigation.

Peweena Road, between Kentish and Kirby Roads, was closed for several hours while emergency services were at the scene.

The young man was the second life lost on SA roads this year.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a hit-run crash at Beachport on New Year’s Eve.

About 8.45pm on December 31, police and emergency services were called to the sand dunes near Lake George Road, after reports that an 18-year-old Victorian man had been hit by a utility.

The grey Toyota two-door ute did not have any registration plates and drove away from the area.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of leg injuries.

The owner of the ute was identified the following day, with police investigations continuing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at

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