Charlie Stevens, the son of a South Australian police commissioner, died in hospital after he was hit by a car during a schoolies celebration.
He was 18 years old and suffered a serious brain injury when he was run over in Goolwa, which is about 90 kilometers southeast of Adelaide.
The driver, identified as Dhirren Randhawa, was apprehended after the incident.
He was charged with various offenses, including dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was refused bail and will appear in court on Monday.
According to the police, Charlie died at around 7 pm on Saturday.
He was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed away.
In a statement, Grant Stevens, the commissioner of the South Australian Police, thanked the emergency services personnel who responded to the incident.
The public also supported the family during this difficult time.
South Australia’s Premier Peter Malinauskas offered his condolences to the Stevens family.
He said the thoughts of the entire state were with the family.