A man has been charged in connection with a tragic car crash that claimed the lives of two boys in Sydney’s south-west. The incident occurred on Monday, November 6, around 10.50 am when emergency services responded to a collision on Maxwells Avenue, Ashcroft, involving a grey sedan that struck a tree and a power pole. Tragically, two boys, aged 13 and 14, who were passengers in the car, lost their lives at the scene.
Nicholas Thew, 27, and Anthony Morris, who were alleged to have fled the crash site, later turned themselves in to authorities and were hospitalized under police guard for injuries related to the accident. Thew, after being discharged from the hospital, has been charged with multiple offenses, including aggravated driving occasioning death, with allegations that he was unlicensed to drive. He is set to appear in court today.
The families of the two boys released a joint statement through NSW Police, expressing their profound grief and shock over the tragic incident and requesting privacy during this difficult time.
Community members have visited the crash site to pay their respects, and crews have been working to replace the damaged power pole. The devastating crash has left the local community deeply saddened, and it continues to be under investigation by the authorities.