A 28-year-old man has died and three of his friends are fighting for their lives after a horrific crash in South Australia.
Ari Utomo, who moved to Australia from Indonesia in search of a better life, was a passenger in a car when it left the road and hit a tree in the Adelaide Hills. He died at the scene.
The driver and two other passengers, all aged in their 20s, were seriously injured and are currently being treated at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 9 News reported.
Ari Utomo has died and three of his friends are fighting for their lives after horror accident in South Australia
The driver and two other passengers, all aged in their twenties, were seriously injured.
Friend and colleague Tama Napitupulu said the group was returning home after a night shift at the Thomas Foods slaughterhouse in Lobethal when tragedy struck.
She added that Mr Utomo was only in that car by chance after his own vehicle broke down.
“This morning when I found out it was Ari, I couldn’t even get up,” Ms Napitupulu said.
“He was such a nice guy, he always had a big smile on his face every time he said hello to everyone,”
Mr. Utomo was only in that car by chance after his own vehicle broke down.
A spokesperson for Thomas Food International said: “We are all deeply saddened by this tragic accident.
“Our thoughts are with their families and psychological support has been provided.”
Mr Utomo’s family will take his body home for a funeral in Indonesia.