Teens under guard after fatal car chase

Two teenagers are under guard in a Sydney hospital after their mate was killed during a high-speed car chase with police.

A youth in the back of a stolen car driven away from officers at Camden, in Sydney's south-west, was killed when it slammed into a power pole about 3.25am (AEDT) Saturday, police say.

The driver and a front-seat passenger, both males aged 17, remain under police guard in Liverpool Hospital with minor injuries.

Superintendent Frank Mennilli said police were still waiting to interview the boys, but he was satisfied the pursuing officers acted appropriately.

The chase lasted three minutes and the pursuing officers were several hundred metres behind the car when it crashed, Supt Mennilli said after viewing a police video of the pursuit.

The stolen car veered to the wrong side of Camden Valley Way before smashing into the pole, he said.


Two other people were killed elsewhere in two separate accidents on NSW roads overnight.

A Black Mountain man, 54, died when the car he was a passenger in left a Guyra road, in northern NSW, and crashed down an embankment about 2am (AEDT) Saturday.

The car's 30-year-old male driver, also from Black Mountain, remains in a stable condition in Tamworth Hospital with a number of fractures.

In Sydney's southwest, a motorcyclist died when he fell under a truck that collided with his motor scooter on Friday night.