Buxton crash driver Tyrell Edwards pleads guilty to dangerous driving that killed his five friends after a horror crash
- Teen driver pleads guilty to dangerous driving
- Crash in Buxton, southwest Sydney, kills five
- Tyrell Edwards was driving a Nissan Navara ute
The teenage driver behind the wheel of a utility vehicle that crashed and killed five teenagers in south-west Sydney has pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing death.
Tyrell Edwards, 19, was driving a silver Nissan Navara at high speed when the vehicle lost control and crashed into two trees on September 6 last year, killing five Picton High School students ages 14 to 16.
Three girls and two boys aged between 14 and 16 were killed when the driver with the P plate lost control on East Parade in Buxton, near Picton.
Edwards escaped the crash with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 19-year-old appeared in Picton Local Court on Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to a series of charges for the accident that rocked the local community.
His family and friends raised umbrellas in an effort to hide the teen’s face.
Friends and family members of the five victims crowded into the courtroom to witness the moment Edwards told the judge, “Guilty, Your Honor.”
Edwards was charged with five counts of dangerous driving resulting in death while speeding more than 28 mph over the speed limit.
Video recorded an hour before the accident allegedly showed Edwards driving dangerously while reaching speeds of up to 105 km/h on a 60 km/h highway.
The teenage victims, Summer Williams, Antonio Desisto, Gabriella McLennan, Lily Van de Putte and Tyrese Bechard, were pronounced dead at the scene.
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Tyrell Edwards, 19, was driving a silver Nissan Navara at high speed when he crashed into two trees on September 6 last year, killing five Picton High School students.