Tyrell Edwards, 18, was behind the wheel of a ute that crashed into a tree near the Wollondilly Shire village of Buxton on Tuesday night, killing three girls and two boys aged between 14 and 16.
Police attended the ‘horrific’ scene where five teenagers died after a car smashed into a tree in Buxton southwest Sydney. Source: ABC Australia
Edwards, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, was arrested and charged with five counts of dangerous driving occasioning death on Wednesday night.
“It’s not an easy decision, he is a young man who has never been in custody,” Mr Douglass said.
Antonio, Edwards and four other Picton High School students were allegedly crammed into Edwards’ ute on Tuesday before the vehicle was torn apart during the crash.
Tributes to the victims of a car accident are laid at the crash site in Buxton. Source: AAP / Jane Dempster
Police are investigating how six people came to be travelling in the ute, which was registered as a four-seater.
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