Two men have been arrested and taken to hospital after fleeing the scene of a car crash which claimed the lives of two boys.
Braydan Collier, 13, and Kaine Bell, 14, died around 10:50 a.m. Monday when the gray Ford Falcon they were traveling in crashed into a tree and utility pole on Maxwell Avenue in Ashcroft, S.E. Western Sydney.
Rescuers found their bodies scattered on the lawn of a suburban property, about five meters from the main body of the car.
Security footage allegedly showed Nicholas Thew, 27, and Anthony Morris, 23, exiting the driver and passenger seats of the vehicle and fleeing the scene.
The men were believed to have been on the run for just over a day, before being arrested at Wetherill Park police station at 12.30pm on Tuesday.
No charges have been filed.
Both were then taken to Liverpool Hospital under police custody for assessment and injuries believed to have been sustained in the crash.
Daily Mail Australia previously revealed that CCTV showed Threw had a serious injury to his right index finger which reportedly required immediate medical attention.
Thew is seen fleeing the scene moments later.
Braydan Collier had just celebrated his 13th birthday before his life was cut short on Monday.
Kaine Bell, 14, was also killed in Monday’s horror crash in Sydney’s southwest.
He could be seen pulling the second boy from the wreckage of the tail, before pushing him to the ground.
The driver could then have been seen stepping back to remove a young adult from the front seat before checking on the condition of the boy who had been thrown from the car.
He briefly placed his hands on his head.
One of the men could be heard shouting to the other: “I want to go home” as they allegedly fled the scene, leaving the teenagers behind lifeless on the ground.
A boy on a dirt bike also inspected the scene before leaving.
A local resident, who did not wish to be named, previously told Daily Mail Australia he saw the car driving erratically in the moments before the crash, with the front passenger acting wildly.
“About 10 minutes before the accident my family was walking on Busby Road (about 2km from the accident site) and we saw him waving out the windows, shouting and acting stupid in the passenger seat” , she said.
“They were (allegedly) accelerating, skidding and turning with the handbrake.”
Pictured: The crash scene at Ashcroft, in Sydney’s southwest, on Tuesday
Community members paid tribute to the boys by placing flowers and stuffed toys at the scene.
Pictured: Flowers and floral tributes for teens who died in car crash Monday
Thew’s heartbroken family revealed on Monday evening that the men were considered surrogate big brothers to Braydan and Kaine.
His younger brother Dridyn revealed how the family took the teenagers under their wing.
“Mom is more worried about the two little boys, she tried to take them under her wing, she took Kaine and Braydan under her wing even though she is struggling herself… and now there is nothing we can do,” said he declared.
“These are little ones I took under my wing to stay out of trouble, but I haven’t seen them in two days and look where they are now.”
It was another brother who identified the bodies of the teenagers.
Assistant Commissioner McFadden said witnesses would have been traumatized by the scene.
“The total destruction that took place… and the loss of two young lives, thrown from that vehicle,” Mr McFadden told reporters.
“Anyone who witnessed this accident would undoubtedly have been traumatized.”
Assistant Commissioner McFadden said police did not believe the car was stolen.
Anyone with information about the incident or dashcam footage is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.