A P-plate driver has been charged after a teenager died in a single-vehicle crash at Elanora Heights.

Around 11.20pm Saturday, 18 July, emergency services were called to Caladenia Close, Elanora Heights. A Holden Commodore travelling in a southerly direction left the road, crossing the nature strip, colliding with a large sandstone and wrought iron boundary fence.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance found a 17-year-old youth suffering critical head injuries. Paramedics rendered assistance to the teen; however, he died at the scene.

Around 12.00pm today (Tuesday, 28 July), the driver was arrested at Manly Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, not comply licence condition – drive with more than one passenger under 18 years of age after 11pm, drive with four unrestrained passengers, sustained loss of traction, and drive in a speed/manner dangerous.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a Children’s Court on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

Six people were in the car at the time of the accident, all residents of the Northern Beaches — five male and one female. The 17-year-old male who was killed was a rear passenger.

The other occupants of the vehicle were the 17-year-old male driver, three 16-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was forensically examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit (CIU).

Source: NSW Police

Image: Northern Beaches Advocate

Watch the video below of the press conference held the day after the accident with Superintendent Patrick Sharkey, Commander of Northern Beaches Police.