South Australia Police say a crash that claimed the lives of two people was so horrific they’re struggling to identify the victims.
The car they were burst into flames when it slammed into a tree on Mount Compass’ Cleland Gully Road about 4am Saturday.
The driver lost control on a sweeping left-hand bend and slid sideways into the pine tree.
Dairy hand Sean Davis was on his way to work with mate Will Ingram when he noticed the fire.
Mr Davis said the men tried to help but it was too late as the flames engulfed the car.
“I was pretty shocked,” he said.
“I didn’t expect anything like that to happen on the way to work.
“Everything goes out to their family members, the way I’m feeling I can’t imagine how they’re feeling.”
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The ferocity of the fire has made it difficult to work out who was in the car.
Senior Constable Rick Virgo said police will have to see if they can identify the two people through dental records and believes speed could have been a factor.
“At this stage it seems like excessive speed, possibly a road they didn’t know well [caused the crash],” he said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.