Drugs And Alcohol Allegedly Found In System Of Teen Driver Who Killed Socceroo's Sister
An Adelaide teenager charged over a fatal crash that killed the sister of Socceroos player Awer Mabil is now alleged to have had alcohol and the drug MDMA in his system.
Akol Akol, 19, came before Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday on an aggravated charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
He's accused of driving an Audi sedan which crashed into a fence in Adelaide's northern suburbs in January, killing 19-year-old passenger Bor Mabil.
A police prosecutor told the court there had been significant delays in finalising a reconstruction of the crash and in the preparation of post-mortem report in relation to the dead woman.
But she said it was now believed Akol had both alcohol and MDMA in his system at the time of the crash.
Police previously alleged a second car, a green Toyota Avalon, was "travelling in company" with the Audi before the incident.
Another driver, an 18-year-old woman from Gawler West, was also charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
She was granted police bail and is expected to appear before Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Around the time of his sister's death, Awer Mabil was playing for Australia in an Asian Cup quarter-final which the Socceroos lost 1-0 to UAE.
He has scored four goals in nine matches for Australia since debuting against Kuwait in October, including two strikes in the Asian Cup.
The siblings' parents fled from Sudan in 1994 and he grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to Australia.
Akol remains in custody and will return to court in July.