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Boy, 15, pleads guilty to fatal SA crash

AAP logoAAP 2/11/2016 Rick Goodman

A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to causing the death of an Adelaide woman in a fiery high-speed crash.

He appeared before the Adelaide Youth Court on Wednesday and admitted to stealing a ute and crashing it while speeding in Bedford Park on October 6.

Mother-of-two Nicole Tucker, 48, died in the multi-car crash on the Southern Expressway while another woman in a different car was injured.

The boy, from Sturt, appeared in court by video link and pleaded guilty to seven charges, including dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing harm and driving while unlicensed.

He admitted to stealing the ute from a home in Morphett Vale, filling up with petrol without paying for it, driving at more than 45km/h over the speed limit when he crashed and then fleeing from the scene.

Ms Tucker's family released a statement after the crash, saying they were devastated by the "senseless death" of their beloved wife and mother.

"Nicole was a very loving mother and a wife. Her life was cut short too early," the family said.

The driver's teenage co-accused also faced court on Wednesday but did not enter pleas to his charges, which include stealing the ute and criminal trespass.

The boys, who cannot be identified, were remanded in detention and will return to court on November 18.

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