The five high school students who tragically died when their vehicle slammed into a tree have been identified and pictured.
Gabby McLennan, Tyrese Bechard, Lily Van De Putte, Antonio Desisto, and Summer Williams, aged between 14 and 16, died on Tuesday after their Nissan Navara smashed into a tree in south-west Sydney.
18-year-old Tyrell Edwards, the driver, was rushed to Liverpool Hospital with minor injuries.
This comes after the grieving father of Miss Van de Putte said to ABC that he ‘doesn’t hold any grudges’ against Edwards as ‘he is going to go through hell.’
Police said that three girls, aged 14 and 15, and two boys, aged 15 and 16, were found in the wreckage.
The incident rocked the town of Buxton as shocked locals tried to make sense of the horror crash.
One of McLennan’s best friends broke down in tears as the crash site as she placed a photo of the victim.
Antonio’s best friend also wept at the site as he showed his anger at the waiting media.
“Show some respect!” he shouted before walking away with his mother.
Edward’s friend, Jamarley Frail, said that the teen had been driving his mother’s vehicle when he last saw him.
“I’ve never seen him in a Nissan. I don’t know whose car that is,” Frail said. “I know a lot of the victims in the accident,” he added.
“It doesn’t make sense to me. I’m angry at what happened.”
Flowers and photographs continued to be left at the scene of the crash.
One bouquet had the words ‘love the memories. You will be missed,’ while another had ‘you will never be forgotten, gotta love, Caiden.’
A mother at the crash site was too distraught to speak, saying: “I’m sorry. So sad. Too young.”
Camden Police Superintendent Paul Fuller said the victims’ families rushed to the site after hearing about the incident.
He also confirmed that alcohol was not a factor.
“It’s a horrific accident scene and a tragedy of this magnitude is going to have ripple effects… for their families, friends and through the local community,” he said.
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