Five teens were killed in what has been described as “complete and absolute chaos” in a car accident southwest of Sydney.
The driver of a Nissan Navara, an 18-year-old male, was the only person to walk away from a collision on Tuesday evening at about 8 o’clock on East Parade in Buxton, which is close to Picton.
When the vehicle crashed into the tree at great speed, it resulted in the deaths of five people: three young women, ages 14 and 15, and two young men, ages 15 and 16.
Photos depicting the incident’s aftermath show that the Nissan was dismantled entirely.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the individual behind the wheel was Tyrell Edwards.
The publication reported that a relative of Tyrell’s described him and his family as being “distraught.”
According to the police, at least three of the casualties in the accident were students in the ninth year of their high school education. The police think that all those involved were either current or former students of Picton High School.
Acting Inspector Jason Hogan stated that the driver, 18 years old at the time, submitted a breath test at the scene and received a negative result.
He was placed under arrest and taken to Liverpool Hospital for the required testing of his blood and alcohol. After those tests, the authorities will likely conduct additional interviews with him today.
He had injuries, but they were not life-threatening.
Although no charges have been brought against the suspect, it is highly improbable that the results of those tests will be accessible for many weeks.
According to Acting Inspector Hogan, the preliminary investigations show that speed may have been a factor in the collision.
He stated that the scene was incredibly upsetting and that our vehicle examiners would investigate the damage’s circumstances. “The scene was extremely traumatic,”
“The crash investigation unit and our forensic team will be responsible for interpreting the scene to reconstruct as much of the crash as possible.”
Acting Inspector Hogan stated that the practise of squeezing six people into a vehicle designed for just four is inherently dangerous and that it should not be done.
The police will look into the circumstances surrounding why there were six people in the vehicle as well as the number of people who were wearing seatbelts.