Man Pays Tribute To Brother Killed In Fiery Normanville Crash
24-year-old Dale Wilson died when the Holden Commodore he was driving crashed into a tree and burst into flames.
Just minutes before the crash, officers had tried to pull the car over after noticing it was unregistered, but the driver refused to stop.
A brief pursuit followed - but police decided to call off the chase after Wilson did a burnout in front of the patrol car and sped off.
Shortly after, members of the public advised police that the car had been spotted heading towards Willis Drive. By the time officers arrived, the car had slammed into a tree, and burst into flames.
Mobile phone vision taken not long after after the fiery crash shows emergency services frantically trying to extinguish the flames.
Today, the victim's brother visited the scene.
"Taken too soon, by a stupid decision, he had so much talent," a 'shattered' Matt Wilson told 10 News First on Tuesday.
"He was an absolute gun footy player, he loved his life, he just never got a chance."
He's certain his brother's actions behind the wheel while trying to evade police would have been out of fear.
"If he had have just pulled over it would have saved his life," he said.
Wilson wasn't the only person to die on South Australian roads yesterday. Just 40 kilometres from Normanville, a 46-year-old man was killed when his car flipped on Victor Harbor Road at Mount Jaggad.
The two deaths bring the state's road toll to 70. In 2018 the toll didn't hit 70 until December.
Investigations into the circumstances of both crashes are continuing. An internal investigation into the police pursuit and crash at Normanville is also underway.
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