Schoolmates, 15 and 16, die after nightmare on their way to a party – as police reveal two teenagers were in the trunk of the car
- Two classmates died in a car with seven teenagers, including two in the trunk
- The Ford Falcon turned a corner and crashed into a tree near Busselton, WA
- The boys were 15 and 16 years old, while five other children are still in the hospital
Two school friends died on their way to a party in a car with seven teenagers, including two in the trunk.
Buckley Spicer, 16, and Luke Hopkins, 15, died after the gray Ford Falcon sedan in which they were passengers turned a corner and then crashed into a tree in Kalgup, near Busselton, Western Australia on Saturday night.
All passengers in the car went to Cape Naturaliste College in Vasse and would be on their way to a party.
Buckley Spicer, 16, died while in the backseat of a Ford Falcon sedan that crashed into a tree
Luke Hopkins, 15, died after the car accident
“It looks like a gray Ford Falcon sedan was being driven east on Doyle Road, when it didn’t turn into a bend, left the lane and hit a tree,” WA Police said.
“At the time of the crash, there were reportedly seven people in the vehicle, including two people who were in the trunk of the vehicle.”
Police said they were notified of the crash at 8:50 PM on Saturday and that the two impaired teens were sitting in the backseat of the vehicle.
The female driver, 17, was taken by helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital to treat serious injuries.
The four remaining passengers – a girl and three boys, all aged between 15 and 16 – were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Busselton and Bunbury.
They are all still in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are reportedly not ruling out alcohol as a factor in the incident the Western Australian.
Luke Hopkins (pictured) and the other teenagers in the cat attended Cape Naturaliste College
South West Superintendent Geoff Stewart said the tragic deaths had affected the regional community and the police.
“Once again we have a rural community that will suffer… as a result of some trauma on the road. We have police in touch with the families … you can imagine how everyone must feel, ‘said South West Superintendent Geoff Stewart.
‘The worst thing about being a buyer in the country is that when people in the country lose their lives, we always know who they are or who they are connected to.
“It’s shocking and it’s something now that this community will have to support all those concerned families with love and affection.”
The car crashed into a tree after the driver turned a corner on Doyle Road, Kalgup