Logan Dreier, 18, dies in hospital after horrific Southport ute chase & fatal smash

A TEEN accused of causing mayhem on Gold Coast roads yesterday has died in hospital.

Logan Dreier, 18, who had an extensive criminal history since turning 18, died at Gold Coast University Hospital last night.

The 17-year-old passenger has since been charged with break and enter, burglary and possession of dangerous drugs.

Dreier, who was a member of the low-level street gang the Street Team Brotherhood, was fighting for his life after the stolen car he was driving hit a power pole and rolled several times following a police chase, police allege.

Logan Dreier.

Logan Dreier.Dead stolen ute driver with a long rap sheet

The chaos started about 9am when Dreier, another 18-year-old and a 17-year-old allegedly broke into a home on Howard Hughes Court in Maudsland, before a terrified 16-year-old girl called the police.

The car at the ute smash death scene. Picture Glenn Hampson

It is alleged the three men fled the scene in a stolen Nissan Pulsar, evaded police, dumped the car on Kopps Road, Oxenford about 9.10am and ran into bushland.

An 18-year-old was arrested a short time later at Movie World.

It will be alleged Dreier and the 17-year-old then stole a Toyota Hilux ute from Movie World about 9.20am.

The pair are accused of speeding off from Movie World and driving at high speeds south on the M1.

It is alleged that about 9.30am, Dreier tried to take the corner of Queen St off Nerang St, lost control, hit a power pole and rolled the ute several times.

He ended up about six metres from the vehicle with significant head injuries. The 17-year-old passenger, found sitting on the footpath, was handcuffed and loaded into an ambulance.

The car flipped a number of times. Picture Glenn Hampson

Dreier already had a long rap sheet of offences, despite only being 18. The charges ranged from drugs offences, to stealing cars, breaking into homes, fraud and robbery.

At the scene of the crash, Queensland Ambulance Service Senior Operations Supervisor Cary Strong praised the actions of those who saw the crash and rushed to Dreier’s aid.

“Initial treatment by the bystander and by Queensland Police officers and the critical care paramedic was paramount,” he saiPolice investigate the crash. Picture Glenn Hampson

Police investigate the crash. Picture Glenn Hampson

Multiple crews worked for up to 45 minutes to stabilise Dreier before he was able to be taken to for further treatment, where he later died.

Residents reported hearing “screeching tyres and a loud bang” as the ute came to land on its side.

One man said police arrived “within 30 seconds” of hearing the disturbance.

Gardening materials, including turf, a garden hose and bags of soil from the tray of the vehicle were scattered on the road.

The ute continued to block traffic for several hours as officers from the forensic crash unit and ethical standards command conducted investigations.

A full-scale investigation including the forensic crash unit and ethical standards command is being undertaken by police.







Henry Sapiecha

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