Horror crash leaves FIVE dead after ute slammed into a tree on a country road – as driver, 18, fights for life in hospital
- Five people are dead after a car lost control and slammed into a tree
- A Nissan Navara hit a tree in Buxton, near Picton, 100km southwest of Sydney
- Distraught residents seen comforting each other at the crash site
- WARNING: Story contains confronting images
At least five people have died in a horror car crash just after 8pm on Tuesday.
A Nissan Navara utility lost control and slammed into a tree on East Parade, Buxton, a town of around 1000, near Picton, 100km southwest of Sydney.
The 18-year-old male car driver, survived, and his injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.
The police said ‘three female and two male passengers all believed to be of similar age, died at the scene.’
At least five people have been killed in a horror crash (pictured) around 100km southwest of Sydney
The accident (pictured) happened on Tuesday night. All of the decease and the injured person are adults
Police officers and other emergency service workers are pictured at the crash scene on Tuesday
Fire and Rescue NSW said numerous emergency crews attended ‘at a serious crash on East Parade involving numerous casualties’.
A medical team that arrived by helicopter also attended.
Officers from Camden Police Area Command established a crime scene, which is being examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.
‘An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is under way (and) a report will be prepared for the Coroner,’ a police spokesman said.
An emergency worker appears to be comforting a colleague (pictured) at the scene of a deadly crash on Tuesday night
Two distraught people are pictured at the scene of a crash that left at least five people dead
Police and other emergency services officers are pictured gathered close to the crash scene, which is taped off
A man who lives near to the crash scene said he heard sirens shortly after the incident.
‘We heard the emergency services vehicles responding really quickly and saw the lights flashing, it lit up the whole street,’ Justin Davis told The Daily Telegraph.
He said a helicopter landed in a nearby field.
Mr Davis said the area is normally very quite.
‘Even when kids ride their motorbikes along the streets they do it quietly,’ he said.
Images from the scene show the car torn to pieces near the front of houses as distraught locals arrived to the devastation.
A social media post from Fire and Rescue New South Wales (pictured) tells of the horror scene at the crash
Emergency crews are pictured at the scene of a fatal crash in Buxton, New South Wales
Residents are being interviewed by police.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened near Buxton’s town centre.
Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or information about this incident to contact them, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Daily Mail Australia that all its officers have now returned to their stations where they are being debriefed after the catastrophic crash.
Rescue trucks from Picton are assisting numerous other emergency crews at the scene of the crash (pictured)
An ambulance and other emergency service vehicles are seen at a crash in which at least five people have been killed