A MAN has been accused of driving the car in which a 15-year-old boy was killed and then blaming the dead teen to cover his tracks.
Matthew Carlaw, 15, was killed when a car carrying four people rolled at a private property on Smith Road, Kooba, on February 24.
Police and paramedics who attended the scene were led to believe Mr Carlaw was the driver of the vehicle.
In a shock development, Kooba man Robert Walker, 24, yesterday fronted Griffith Local Court in connection to the death.
He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and acting with intent to pervert the course of justice.
Police claim Walker initially stated that Mr Carlaw was driving the car at the time of his death.
However, police have alleged Walker was behind the wheel when the vehicle crashed, causing the death of Matthew Carlaw.
Police also believe Walker was driving the vehicle in a dangerous manner.
Darlington Point man Aiden John, 23, was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident and was also charged as an accessory.
Both men were granted conditional bail and will appear in Griffith Local Court on April 3.
The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation by Griffith Police, launched directly after the crash.
Investigators quickly uncovered alleged inconsistencies in relation to who was actually driving the vehicle when it crashed.
The investigation culminated on Wednesday, when police arrested the two men at their workplaces in Griffith.
The news has sparked an outpouring of grief and rage on social media, with family and friends of Mr Carlaw taking to a Facebook page set up in his memory.
Also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was a 14-year-old girl.
She is not believed to have committed any offence and fully assisted investigators throughout the investigation.