St Mary’s, Western Sydney: Woman dies, woman fleeing with baby arrested after car crashes into home


Woman dies after black Grand Cherokee SUV ploughs right through her house – as driver, 29, allegedly tries to flee the scene with her baby before being arrested

  • Emergency crews rushed to an address in western Sydney early on Saturday 
  • A woman allegedly drove car through the home under unknown circumstances
  • The car struck a woman within the house, killing her, despite paramedics’ efforts

A woman has died after a car veered off the road and smashed through her home while the alleged driver has been arrested after fleeing with her baby. 

Emergency crews rushed to a home on Monfarville Street at St Marys, in Sydney’s west, after receiving reports a black Grand Cherokee SUV had crashed into it about 5.20am on Saturday. 

Police arrived to find a gaping hole in the cladding, with debris surrounding a car and a gravely injured 62-year-old woman. 

A car rocketed all the way through a home on a straight residential street in the early hours of Saturday morning killing one of the four occupants (above)

Police were called to an address in western Sydney about 5.20am where they found a destroyed family home (pictured) and gravely injured 62-year-old woman

Police were called to an address in western Sydney about 5.20am where they found a destroyed family home (pictured) and gravely injured 62-year-old woman

Police and New South Wales Ambulance paramedics made desperate attempts to treat her before she died at the scene.

The three other occupants of the home were reportedly uninjured.

A 29-year-old woman allegedly left the car and fled with her child in hand before she was stopped by police near the scene. 

The alleged driver was then arrested and taken to a nearby hospital for mandatory testing. 

Both her and her child were reportedly uninjured. 

‘Officers from Nepean Police Area Command have established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit,’ NSW Police said in a statement.

‘An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash.’

Police (pictured at the scene) will continue to investigate the incident after the 62-year-old passed away and the alleged driver was caught fleeing the scene with her baby

Police (pictured at the scene) will continue to investigate the incident after the 62-year-old passed away and the alleged driver was caught fleeing the scene with her baby

The horrifying wreckage left at the property shows the car punctured all the way through the home.

The impact crumpled the building’s thin side-walls and left a trail of wreckage through the house. 

The car stopped by a garden shed with house materials and personal belongings littered over the lawn.

A mattress and two halves of a leather arm chair were seen strewn across the backyard.

Blacktown Fire Station Officer Samuel Parkhouse revealed the SUV had left the house with ‘significant structural damage’.

‘It appears the car as its come into the property has become airborne and has gone straight through from the front,’ he said. 

Blacktown Fire Station Officer Samuel Parkhouse revealed the SUV had left the house with 'significant structural damage'

Blacktown Fire Station Officer Samuel Parkhouse revealed the SUV had left the house with ‘significant structural damage’

Fire and Rescue have used specialised equipment to keep the rest of the house standing. 

‘We use that equipment to shore up the structure to maintain its structural integrity to make it safe for ongoing investigations,’ Officer Parkhouse said. 

The black SUV appeared to be badly damaged as well with its windshield broken in and door caved in. 

Terrified residents described hearing a ‘loud boom’ at the time of the incident.

‘No brakes, nothing. It was just, yeah, just a boom,’ one neighbour told 9News. 

Another local said the 62-year-old woman allegedly hit by the car would regularly sit on the front verandah and wave to neighbours. 

Police will continue their investigations on Saturday. 

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