A teenager has died in a crash in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, taking the state’s motorcycle-related deaths to five this year.

Key points:

  • A 16-year-old boy died after crashing his motorcycle near Angaston on Saturday night
  • His death brings the state’s road toll to 10 in 2021
  • An 18-year-old has been charged over an alleged sexual assault in Adelaide’s northern suburbs on Thursday

Emergency services were called to Mengler Hill Road, about four kilometres south-east of Angaston, just after 9:00pm on Saturday, following reports of a motorcycle leaving the road and hitting a tree.

SA Police said the rider, a 16-year-old boy, died at the scene.

Mengler Hill Road was closed as major crash investigators examined the scene, but it has since reopened.

The teenager’s death takes the state’s total road toll to 10 in 2021 — the same as this time last year.

He is the fifth motorcyclist to die on South Australian roads in 2021.

The boy died at the scene.(ABC News)

Man charged over alleged assault

In a separate matter, an 18-year-old northern suburbs man has been charged over an alleged sexual assault at Parafield Gardens on Thursday, February 11.

Police will allege the victim and suspect met on Thursday at Parafield Gardens before walking to a nearby location, where the man sexually assaulted the woman.

The man was arrested on Saturday by northern districts detectives and charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual manipulation.

He was refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday, February 15.

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