Three teenagers understood to be siblings have been killed in a horrific crash on the Newell Highway in northern New South Wales, according to reports from police and paramedics.
The victims, all in their mid to late teens, were reportedly killed when oldest sibling Jack Pink, 19, who was driving a truck full of furniture, slammed into a southbound fuel tanker. His two siblings Marina, 17, and Destiny, 15, were in a vehicle behind him, and also collided with the truck. Both vehicles burst into flames.
The teenagers were travelling in a convoy with their father. Glenn Pink reportedly looped back when he heard the crash on a two way radio, where he was confronted with the horrifying scene.
“We saw a man laying in the middle of the road when we arrived but we came straight to the burning vehicles,” one emergency services responder told The Daily Telegraph.
The family were apparently making their way back from Dubbo – where they had participated in a show – to their home near Beenleigh, south of Brisbane. The car the girls were driving was reportedly towing a coffee cart.
The driver of the petrol tanker was flown to Toowoomba Hospital with face and back injuries. He was apparently thrown from the vehicle in the collision.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family. The page reads:
As you can imagine this is an incredibly difficult time for their parents Jaze & Glenn and siblings Coral, Jeanna, George & Patrick. Marina, one of seven children to parents Jaze and Glenn Pink, was just a day short of her 18th birthday.All gone at the same time … to lose 1 would be crazy. They lost 3 in 1 split second is just out of this world.
As of this afternoon, the GoFundMe has raised $77,906 of a $100,000 goal.
Source: Daily Telegraph.