Two brothers, including a young father-of-two, have been killed in a horror crash on a highway south of Perth.
Kody and William Bell, aged 24 and 21, along with a third man who has not yet been identified, were tragically killed in the crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
A black Kia Stinger and a white Audi sedan collided head-on at high speed. Police confirmed four men were in the Audi at the time of the collision.
The third victim was also 24 years old.
Rescuers threw tarpaulins over the Audi and used jaws of life to tear it apart and rescue a fourth passenger from the wreckage.
Kody and William Bell, along with a third man who has not yet been identified, were tragically killed in the crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday (photo: Kody Bell)
William Bell (pictured right) tragically lost his life in the crash south of Perth. Above a photo shared by a friend as a tribute
The surviving passenger, a 21-year-old man, was airlifted to hospital where he is now in stable condition.
A 44-year-old woman who was driving the Kia was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Kody Bell is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
Since then, tributes have poured in for the young men killed in the horrific accident.
Kody and William’s father, Curley Bell, thanked first responders for rushing to his children’s aid.
“I just want to thank the people who helped with this accident on Route 68 this evening. My family lost our two sons and another life was lost as well,” he said.
Their mother, Belinda, also thanked those who rushed to her son’s aid and shared her grief at the news.
“I still can’t believe it. I lost 2 sons in 1 day!’ she says.
A friend of Will’s said he was “the purest soul.”
Kody Bell leaves behind his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
“No words can explain the grief not only we feel, but for everyone,” she shared on Facebook.
“Tomorrow is never promised these days and for that I cannot express enough that I am so grateful to call you a big brother and for everything you have done for me, constantly checking in on me, s ‘taking to every boy who tries to do it. talk to me.
“Will you be one of a kind, with the biggest heart and the best sense of humor.
“There won’t be a day that goes by that you aren’t in our thoughts as much as Kody.
“May God love and protect your family.”
Another friend said he will always cherish his memories with Kody and Will.
“Kody, we spent every day together, from the time you finished work until the time you went to bed, thank you for being my best friend for so many years,” he said.
A Kia Stinger and an Audi sedan collided at high speed on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis, 45km south of Perth, at 5.10pm on Wednesday.
“We had our ups and downs, but we always managed to overcome them.”
Acting Washington Police Inspector Brendon Barwick said it was a “miracle” that there were any survivors from the crash.
“It’s quite confronting. This does not impact one or two families but the entire community,” he said.
A witness, Dina King, who rushed to the scene, said she saw the engine of one of the cars about 80 meters down the road.
She said she was with the driver of the Audi during his final moments.
“I was holding the driver’s hand and kept telling him to listen to my voice and take deep breaths,” she told The West.
When a phone inside the car began to ring, Ms. King answered and was tasked with breaking the news to a mother whose sons had been killed.
Ms King said the mother told her sons not to drive that night.
Lead detectives are currently investigating the collision, with police believing speed may have been a factor.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.