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Adelaide Elizabeth East teenager joyriders killed after stolen motorbike crashes into a car

Teenage joyriders are killed after their stolen motorbike crashes into a car at an intersection plunging their community into mourning

  • Zachary Sandelance, 17, and Jaydn Short, 18, died after a motorcycle crash 
  • They collided head on with an oncoming car as it turned right at at intersection
  • The passenger Zachary died at the scene while rider Jayden died in hospital  
  • Heartbroken family and friends have payed their respects at the crash site 
  • The motorcycle they rode was allegedly stolen two days earlier on Wednesday

Two teenage boys have been killed after their stolen motorcycle crashed into a car.  

The passenger Zachary Sandelance, 17, and the rider Jaydn Short, 18, both died after colliding with a car in Elizabeth East in Adelaide’s north just before 8pm on Friday.  

As the boys rode through the intersection of Main North Road and Hogarth Road, a car in the oncoming lane turned right onto Shandon Court, resulting in a crash.

Zachary died at the scene while Jaydn was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The car was driven by a 46-year-old Hillbank man, who was not injured but taken to hospital as a precaution.

Jaydn Short, 18

The passenger Zachary Sandelance, 17, and the rider Jaydn Short, 18, both died after colliding with a car in Elizabeth East in Adelaide’s north just before 8pm on Friday.

The car (pictured) was driven by a 46-year-old Hillbank man, who was not injured but taken to hospital as a precaution

The car (pictured) was driven by a 46-year-old Hillbank man, who was not injured but taken to hospital as a precaution

Family and friends gathered at the crash site on Saturday to pay tribute to Zachary and Jaydn, leaving behind flowers and writing messages to the two boys.  

Zachary’s girlfriend Allira Williams said she would no longer be able to spend the rest of her life with her best friend. 

‘He always loved being around his family. He was so kind-hearted, loved by everyone,’ Ms Williams told 9News. 

Another friend, Isabelle Trower, told the broadcaster: ‘He (Zachary) got in a little bit of trouble but he was a good kid.’    

Jaydn’s cousin Tahlia Short expressed her heartbreak on Facebook.

‘This pain is never gonna (sic) stop, I never saw this day coming. All you boys out riding bikes this ain’t no joke, this is real life,’ Ms Short wrote. 

‘People are heartbroken and heaven has gained not only one angel but two.’

Zachary's girlfriend Allira Williams (pictured) said she would no longer be able to spend the rest of her life with her best friend

Zachary’s girlfriend Allira Williams (pictured) said she would no longer be able to spend the rest of her life with her best friend

A friend leaves flowers for Zachary and Jaydn at the crash site

The friend then wrote a message for the his two dead friends

A friend leaves flowers for Zachary and Jaydn at the crash site before writing a message to the two

Friend Frank Anderson warned his friends to stop stealing and riding dirtbikes on Facebook

Friend Frank Anderson warned his friends to stop stealing and riding dirtbikes on Facebook

Another friend Frank Anderson warned his friends to stop stealing and riding dirtbikes on Facebook. 

‘To all my brothers out there stealing and riding dirt bikes, it’s about time this all comes to a stop, we don’t need to loose another beautiful soul like we have tonight,’ he wrote.   

SA Police said Major Crash are investigating the double fatality crash.  

‘The orange 2016 KTM RC390 motorcycle had allegedly been stolen from Adelaide on Wednesday 13 May,’ the police statement read. 

There have now been 44 lives lost on SA roads this year compared to 45 at the same time last year. 

The motorcyle the boys were riding. As they passed through the intersection of Main North Road and Hogarth Road, a car in the oncoming lane turned right onto Shandon Court, resulting in a crash

The motorcyle the boys were riding. As they passed through the intersection of Main North Road and Hogarth Road, a car in the oncoming lane turned right onto Shandon Court, resulting in a crash

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