Young romance cut short: Two of five teens killed in horrific car crash were classmates who fell in love

It has been revealed that two of the five teenagers killed in the car crash in Buxton, Sydney, were boyfriend and girlfriend

Young romance cut short: Two of five teens killed in horrific car crash were classmates who fell in love
Teens died in the horror car crash idenfied as Lily Van de Putte (Left), Gabriella McLennan (Top left), Tyrese Bechard (Bottom left), Summer Williams (Top right), Antonio Desisto (Bottom right) and (ABC/supplied)
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BUXTON, SYNDEY: Two of the five teenagers, who died in a fiery car crash in the southwest of Sydney on Tuesday, September 6, when a Ute smashed into a tree were revealed to be boyfriend and girlfriend.

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The horrific incident unfolded when a Nissan Navara Ute, in which the teens were traveling in with the 18-year-old driver, veered off the road and hit a tree near the Wollondilly Shire village of Buxton at about 8 pm. The impact of the crash tore the car into half and left the teenagers dead at the scene. The officials identified the victims of the car crash as Antonio Desisto, Tyrese Bechard, Summer Williams, Lily Van de Putte, and Gabriella McLennan —all aged between 14 and 16. The teens were close to each other and were students of Picton High School.

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Now it is revealed that two of the five killed in the accident were dating each other. A close school friend of the victims told Daily Mail that two of the group were in love when they died together. The friend has not revealed the name of the two but said the couple were in the same maths class and described the boyfriend as "the nicest man who wanted to do so much with his life," adding that he was "really into bodybuilding." The friend further revealed that the girlfriend was "best friends" with Lily Van de Putte.

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Gabriella McLennan (left), Tyrese Bechard (middle), Antonio Desisto (right) (supplied)
Gabriella McLennan (left), Tyrese Bechard (middle), Antonio Desisto (right) (ABC/supplied)

The father of Lily Van de Putte recently revealed the last text she sent to him before the horrific accident. Lily had texted her father John the afternoon of the accident asking if she could go out that night. "Dad, can I go out tonight?" she asked in the text. But unfortunately, he missed the text from "his baby girl" as he himself was in hospital undergoing surgery. "The answer would have been no, it was a school night. But I never got the text," Mr Van de Putte told The Daily Telegraph.

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Lily Van De Putte (left) and Summer Williams (right) (supplied)
Lily Van de Putte (Left) and Summer Williams (Right) (ABC/supplied)

Mr Van also said that he and his family held no grudge against the driver, saying that he too is facing a lifetime of grief. The driver of the car is identified as 18-year-old Tyrell Edwards, who was the sole survivor of the terrible car crash. Edwards was found by the officials curled up in shock near the wreckage of the destroyed Ute. The officials revealed that he was able to talk with first responders before he was taken to the hospital for treatment and routine tests. After Edwards was released from the hospital he was arrested by the officials on Wednesday, September 7, and taken to Narellan Police Station—where he was later charged with five counts of dangerous driving occasioning death.

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Tyrell Edwards, 18, driver of the car (Facebook)
Tyrell Edwards, 18, driver of the car (Facebook)

Mourning the death of the teens, the Picton High School released a statement on Wednesday saying "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of students involved in yesterday's tragic accident. At Picton High we are prioritising support for our students as they come to terms with this terrible news. Extra counselling support and alternative arrangements will be in place to help our students through this."

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