SA Man Dies After Doing A Burnout In Front Of Police, Speeding Off, And Crashing Into Tree

A man fleeing police in Normanville, South Australia, has died after doing a burnout, driving away, and crashing into a tree.

Dale Wilson, 24, was reportedly driving an unregistered Holden Commodore when he was spotted by police on Monday afternoon. Police officers promptly activated their squad car siren and moved to pull Wilson over, chasing him to a nearby road where he did a burnout and sped off.

“The patrol did not continue to pursue the car due to the manner of driving,” said a South Australia Police statement.

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Later that afternoon Wilson slammed into a tree and died at the scene.

“Members of the public advised the patrol the car was seen heading toward Willis Drive,” said SA Police. “A couple of minutes later the patrol located the car.  It had crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Willis Drive. The driver could not be saved and died at the scene.”

Wilson’s brother, Matt, visited the site of the crash on Tuesday morning and told The Advertiser his brother’s life had ended over a “stupid decision.”

“I know my brother that well that he would’ve been scared and he ran,” said Wilson.

“If he had’ve just pulled over it would’ve saved hi life. [I’m] shattered, lost. I don’t know how to tell my kids.”