Horror crash leaves FIVE dead after their car careered into a tree on a country road – as the sole survivor fights for life in hospital
- BREAKING NEWS: Five people killed after horror crash
- WARNING: Story contains confronting images
- Distraught residents have gathered at the crash site
At least five people have died and another was rushed to hospital after a horror car crash just after 8pm on Tuesday.
The Nissan Navara reportedly 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. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
All of the deceased are reported to be adults.
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 death and the injured person are adults
Police officers and other emergency service workers are pictured at the crash scene on Tuesday
The emergency services were called to the scene where they treated multiple patients.
‘Rescue trucks from Picton are assisting numerous (emergency crews) at a serious crash on East Parade involving numerous casualties,’ Fire and Rescue NSW said
‘A medical team that arrived by helicopter is also in attendance.’
An emergency worker appears to be comforting a colleague (pictured) at the scene of a deadly crash on Tuesday night
Two distracted 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 usually a very quiet one.
‘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.
Residents are being interviewed by police.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened near Buxton’s town center.
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
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