Teens killed in 'stolen car' crash were brothers

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Two teenage boys who died in Sydney’s southwest after they allegedly stole a car were brothers.

The pair, aged 15 and 17, died after the Holden Commodore SS they were in crashed into a pole at the intersection of Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive, Abbotsbury, on Sunday about 4.20am.

It’s alleged the car had been stolen from a property in Edmondson Park.

Police allege the owner of the car, a 37-year-old man, gave chase to the boys in another vehicle before the fatal crash occurred.

Firefighters and NSW Police inspect a smash Holden Commodore SS at a crash scene in Abbotsbury.
The crash scene in Abbotsbury after two boys died behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore. Source: 7News

The man has been charged with Dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous and Negligent driving (occasioning death).

A third boy, 17, remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

On Facebook, the boys’ mum paid tribute to her sons, according to the ABC.

"Loving yous for all eternity my boys see yous in the morning. Love always mum," she wrote.

A smashed Holden Commodore SS in Abbotsbury, Sydney.
Two boys died in the 'horrendous' crash while another was hospitalised. Source: 7News

NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim told 7News the crash was “absolutely horrendous”.

“It is probably one of the worst, in fact, it is one of the worst. A senseless and tragic loss of young life, which should never have occurred,” he told 7News.

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