Newlywed pregnant with twins dies in crash as husband fights for life

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A young woman, who was pregnant with twins, was one of two women who died in a horrific crash in Sydney’s west.

Katherine Hoang, 23, was a backseat passenger in a Nissan Tiida on The Northern Road at Orchard Hills about 7.40pm on Friday when it collided with a Mazda 3 driving in the other direction.

Her unborn babies did not survive, and her husband, Bronco, is fighting for life.

Katherine Hoang, who was pregnant with twins, died in the crash. Her husband, Bronco, is fighting for life. Source: Facebook
Katherine Hoang, who was pregnant with twins, died in the crash. Her husband, Bronco, is fighting for life. Source: Facebook

A 17-year-old learner driver also died at the scene.

“It was horrific. It’s probably one of the worst scenes that I’ve been to in my career and it was certainly distressing for the paramedics,” NSW Ambulance Acting Inspector Joe Ibrahim said.

The 29-year-old sole occupant of the other car was trapped for a short time then taken to hospital in a critical condition with significant limb injuries, pelvic injuries and potentially mild head injuries.

Orchard Hills crash: A 29-year-old man remains in hospital under police guard. Source: 7News
A 29-year-old man remains in hospital under police guard. Source: 7News

He remains there under police guard.

Jarrad Sherlock witnessed the accident and alleges the 29-year-old’s car jumped the median strip.

Mr Sherlock, an aspiring paramedic, rushed straight to the 17-year-old learner driver’s side.

Orchard Hills: The couple were recently married and were expecting twins. Source: 7News.
The couple were recently married and were expecting twins. Source: 7News.
The 23-year-old was a passenger in the backseat when the accident occurred. Source: Facebook
The 23-year-old was a passenger in the backseat when the accident occurred. Source: Facebook

“Telling her everything was going to be alright basically, just trying to reassure her. But I didn’t know if she could hear me,” he told 7 News.

Due to construction on a section of The Northern Road, the speed limit has recently been reduced from 80 kilometres an hour down to 60.

-with AAP