The father of one of the five teens who died in a horrific accident in Sydney stated that he “doesn’t hold any ill will” against the 18-year-old driver who was responsible for the tragedy.
Lily Van de Putte, a student at Picton High School in her ninth year, was killed yesterday just before 8:00 p.m. when a Nissan Navara pickup she was riding in collided with a tree on East Parade in Buxton, which is close to Picton.
When John Van de Putte, one of the victims’ father, spoke to ABC, “We don’t hold any grudges against the driver because he is going to go through hell.”
This afternoon, the police took the young driver into custody. He is 18 years old.
Tyrell Edwards sustained injuries as a result of the crash; however, they were not life-threatening.
After being released from Liverpool Hospital earlier today, the man was taken into custody by the police at approximately 1:50 p.m. in Bargo.
He was taken into custody and is currently assisting investigators at the Narellan Police Station, where he was taken after the incident.
After the accident that occurred last evening, Mr. Edwards was detained in order to conduct a test for substances including alcohol and drugs.
A friend of two of the young women who were murdered in the accident stated that despite turning down an invitation to “hang out” with the other two young women the previous night, she cannot shake the feeling that she could have been able to prevent the tragedy.
A student at Picton High School named Ellie Mount mentioned in an interview that she played football with two of the year nine students who were killed in the incident that took place the previous evening.
Ms. Mount is one of the numerous friends and family members who have come to the scene of the tragedy to express their sympathies.