A 16-year-old boy has died and two other teenagers have been seriously injured in a horrific crash in Perth's eastern suburbs.
The boy is believed to have been driving a red car which failed to stop for police in Lockridge on Thursday afternoon.
Officers were told to pursue the vehicle but stopped when the car began to be driven dangerously.
A short time later the car sideswiped another vehicle at a Great Northern Highway intersection, fortunately not injuring the female driver.
Police say they pursued the car again after it was spotted exiting Roe Highway towards the Great Eastern Highway about 15 minutes later by officers in an unmarked car.
The driver evaded a police deployed tyre spikes before the chase was again called off due to dangerous driving.
Minutes later, the car smashed into a tree off the Great Eastern Highway in Hovea. The 16-year-old driver was found dead at the scene while two passengers were trapped and had to be cut free from the wreckage by firefighters.
A young woman, 18, was flown to Royal Perth Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Another 16-year-old boy took several hours to free and was taken to Royal Perth with serious leg and spinal injuries.
Police say they will prepare a report for the coroner and are asking for anyone with information about the crash to come forward.
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