Socceroo Star's Sister Killed In Car Crash Just Before He Took To The Field
The 19-year-old sister of Socceroos star Awer Mabil was killed in a car crash in Adelaide's north overnight and two teenage drivers are now facing charges.
Bor Mabil, was one of five passengers in a white Audi sedan which crashed into a fence at Andrews Farm in Adelaide's north at about 12:30am.
The accident occurred just hours before her brother took to the field for the Socceroos in their quarter-finals defeat at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
South Australian police said the white Audi sedan was travelling on Andrews Road and left the road colliding into a fence at the intersection of Lillypilly Walk.
The Football Federation of Australia has since released a statement.
"Early Saturday, Football Federation Australia (FFA) learned of the tragic passing of Bor Mabil, sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil, following a car accident in South Australia," the FFA said in a statement.
"FFA extends its deepest sympathies to Awer, the Mabil family, and Bor's friends, at this difficult time.
The nursing student and her brother are South Sudanese refugees, who settled in Adelaide after living in refugee camps in Kenya.
"FFA is providing support to Awer, his teammates, and Socceroos staff in the United Arab Emirates."
The driver of the car, a 19-year-old man from Davoren Park and three other passengers received minor injuries and were taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
The driver was arrested and charged with aggravated causing death by dangerous driving and driving disqualified.
It will be alleged a second car, a green Toyota Avalon, was travelling in company with the Audi when the car crashed.
The driver of the second vehicle, an 18-year-old woman has been charged with death by dangerous driving.
Both drivers are expected to face Elizabeth Magistrate court on Tuesday.
The woman's death brings the state's road toll to 10 compared with five at the same time last year.
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