Driver charged over fatal Sydney crash

DOUBLE FATAL CRASH
One of the men allegedly involved in Monday’s horror crash has been charged by police. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

One of the men allegedly involved in a fatal crash that killed two teenage boys has been charged.

Emergency services found a confronting scene when they were called to Ashcroft, in Sydney’s west on Monday morning.

There, they found a silver Ford sedan torn in two and the body of one of the boys flung from the car on impact.

CCTV footage from a nearby house showed two men escaping from the wreckage and allegedly leaving the scene.

DOUBLE FATAL CRASH
Two boys were killed in the crash in Ashcroft, in western Sydney. Photo by: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

The two men then allegedly went on the run for more than 24 hours before being arrested on Tuesday and taken to hospital.

On Wednesday a 27-year-old man was charged with nine offences – two counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death with a speed of 45 km over; two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous; two counts of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death; never licensed person drive vehicle on road; cause bodily harm by misconduct; and negligent driving (occasioning death).

No charges have yet been laid for the 23-year-old man.

Follow on From Yesterday's Fatal
Flowers and tributes at the scene of the fatal crash. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw

The older man was refused bail and will appear before Liverpool local court on Wednesday.

The families of the two boys said in a statement on Tuesday they were “still in shock and devastated” by the “tragic” crash”.

“We are continuing to come to terms with the loss of our much-loved son and brother,” they said.