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Four teenagers charged over alleged hit-and-run of beloved father

Four teenagers have been charged in relation to an alleged hit-and-run which killed a beloved father-of-three.

Michael Warburton, a 59-year-old Hemmant man, was killed when his motorcycle collided with an alleged stolen vehicle driven by the teenagers on Monday morning.

Emergency services were called to Wynnum West in Brisbane at approximately 9.20am, following reports of the crash.

Mr Warburton was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital but he died later that day.

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Camera IconA 59-year-old father of three was killed in an alleged hit-and-run on Monday. Steve Pohlner Credit: News Corp Australia

The Nissan X Trail involved in the crash was allegedly stolen from a Wynnum West residence earlier that day.

A VW Arteon, allegedly stolen from Carina, was also located in Wynnum West near the address where the teens were then taken into custody.

The alleged driver, a 15-year-old Wynnum boy, was charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, failing to remain at scene of crash and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Michael Warburton was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died later that day. Supplied
Camera IconMichael Warburton was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died later that day. Supplied Credit: News Corp Australia

He was also charged with unlicensed driving.

A 16-year-old Wynnum West girl was also charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, failing to remain at the scene of crash and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

A 15-year-old Wynnum West girl has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, wilful damage and two counts each of stealing and obstruct police.

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Camera IconA card and flower left at the scene where a makeshift tribute has been built. David Clark Credit: News Corp Australia

A 15-year-old Alexandra Hills boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Police allege the two occupants of the vehicle, and two occupants travelling in a second vehicle, fled the scene.

The teens will appear before Brisbane Children’s Court.

Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

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