Loved ones mourn teens killed in crash on stolen motorbike
Family and friends are mourning two teenagers killed when they crashed a stolen motorcycle into a car in Adelaide's north last night.
The bike was travelling through the intersection on Main North Road and Hogarth Road in Elizabeth East at about 8pm when it struck a car as it was turning right.
Zachary Sandelance, 17, died at the scene while friend Jaydn Short, 18, was rushed to hospital but later died.
The driver of the car, a 46-year-old Hillbank man, was not injured but taken to hospital as a precaution.
Grieving loved ones gathered at the scene today, with Zachary's girlfriend among those paying tribute.
"He always loved being around his family," she said.
"He was so kind-hearted, loved by everyone."
Another friend, Isabelle Trower, said of Zachary: "He got in a little bit of trouble but he was a good kid."
Police won't say if the teens were wearing helmets or if the motorbike ran a red light but said they are investigating all factors that could have contributed to the crash.
Mr Short's family urged bike riders to take care.
"This pain is never gonna (sic) stop, I never saw this day coming," cousin Tahlia Short wrote on Facebook.
"All you boys out riding bikes this ain't no joke, this is real life.
"People are heartbroken and heaven has gained not only one angel but two."
The intersection was closed for several hours while Major Crash Investigators were at the scene but has since been re-opened.
The orange 2016 KTM RC390 motorcycle had allegedly been stolen from Adelaide on Wednesday.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the motorbike prior to the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers South Australia on 1800 333 000.