Teenager Dead After Being Thrown From Stolen, Speeding Car

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1 March 2019

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A teenage girl is dead after she was thrown from a stolen speeding car that slammed into a tree in Melbourne's north.

Two teenage girls were in a stolen Holden Astra when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree at Epping about 1.10am on Friday, Victoria Police said.

It’s believed the car was stolen from someone they knew.

"They've exceeded the speed limit...they've lost control, mounted the median strip and rolled over," major crash Detective Sergeant Jarrod Dwyer told media.

A 15-year-old Wollert girl was "ejected" from the car and died at the scene, while a 16-year-old Keilor girl was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The detective said they had yet to determine which of the teenage girls was driving the car at the time but confirmed the car was stolen.

He said tyre marks on the road indicate the car was travelling at "fairly high speed".

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