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Woman killed in horror crash after stolen 4WD hit her car

A 40-year-old woman has been killed after a stolen 4WD tore through an red light at high speed and smashed into her car.

Immediately after the crash at 6:30am on Sunday three men abandoned the white Mitsubishi Pajero and fled in a black Mazda 3 sedan.

The car thieves left the woman dead on the scene in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield without checking whether she had survived.

A 40-year-old woman has been killed after a stolen 4WD (pictured) tore through an red light at high speed and smashed into her car

The car thieves left the woman dead on the scene (pictured) in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield without checking whether she had survived

The car thieves left the woman dead on the scene (pictured) in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield without checking whether she had survived

Both cars were stolen on Saturday night and had been pursued by police, who called off the chase shortly before the horrific collision, The Advertiser reported.

Superintendent Anthony Fioravanti of the Traffic Support Branch said the police were not actively pursuing the stolen cars at the time of the crash.

‘When the crash occurred it was totally unbelievable and disgraceful how they crashed into this car at high speed,’ he said.

‘They jumped into another car and left the 40-year-old woman there in the car. Police were at the scene within a very short period however unfortunately the woman was deceased at the time they attended.’

Dressed in a uniform and believed to have been travelling to work , the woman was going through a green light in her red Nissan Micra (pictured) when the 4WD hit her

Dressed in a uniform and believed to have been travelling to work , the woman was going through a green light in her red Nissan Micra (pictured) when the 4WD hit her

The stolen 4WD (pictured) - going about 110 kilometres per hour - ran a red light and ploughed into her, pushing her car at least 50 metres

The stolen 4WD (pictured) – going about 110 kilometres per hour – ran a red light and ploughed into her, pushing her car at least 50 metres

Dressed in a uniform and believed to have been travelling to work , the woman was going through a green light in her red Nissan Micra when the 4WD hit her.

The stolen 4WD – going about 110 kilometres per hour – ran a red light and ploughed into her, pushing her car at least 50 metres.

Witnesses reported seeing the Pajero come ‘blasting through’ before slamming into the woman.

‘It happened as a result of the irresponsible actions of these people who don’t give any regard for other people’s lives. They don’t think about anyone and it’s an absolute disgrace, said Superintendent Fioravanti.

The deadly collision took place on Sunday morning in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield (pictured, stock image of the scene of the crash)

The deadly collision took place on Sunday morning in the northern Adelaide suburb of Parafield (pictured, stock image of the scene of the crash)

Police then launched a manhunt for at least four suspects, and three men are now being questioned by police.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the intersection of Main North Road and McIntyre Road, and police are asking witnesses to come forward. 

The black Mazda 3 has the registration number S585 BFH, and anyone who sees the car is urged to contact police on 131444.

Witnesses or people with information on the stolen cars can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Motorists are being urged to avoid the intersection of Main North Road and McIntyre Road (pictured, stock image), and police are asking witnesses to come forward

Motorists are being urged to avoid the intersection of Main North Road and McIntyre Road (pictured, stock image), and police are asking witnesses to come forward

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