Driver charged over fatal Sydney 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.

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.