Suspected teen car-jacker crash tragedy

A TEENAGER died and a 16-year-old boy is critically ill in hospital after a car smashed into a viaduct while being followed by a police patrol early today.

A TEENAGER died and a 16-year-old boy is critically ill in hospital after a car smashed into a viaduct while being followed by a police patrol early today.

Warwickshire Police said the Toyota Carina struck a pillar of the bridge in Rugby shortly after an officer investigating a report of a car-jacking started to track the vehicle.

An 18-year-old man Toyota driver suffered a serious head injury and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Coventry's University Hospital.

His 16-year-old passenger is in a critical condition in the same hospital.