The sole miraculous survivor of a car involved in a horror crash which claimed the lives of three young men has paid a moving tribute to his lost friends – as chilling CCTV footage emerged of the final moments before the tragic accident.
Tyler Rowe was the sole survivor of a multi-vehicle crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis, south of Perth, which occurred shortly after 5pm on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old man was pulled from the rubble of the terrifying crash, suffering a serious arm injury, before being airlifted to hospital.
Mr Rowe posted a heartfelt tribute to his friends on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“I love you boys and will miss you so much,” he wrote, captioning an earlier report.
Meanwhile, chilling CCTV footage captured the moment before the crash which killed the three young men – as emergency crews rushed to the tragic scene in the aftermath.
Jaziah Thomas, 24, and his brothers Kody and William Bell, aged 24 and 21, were tragically killed in the crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis, south of Perth, shortly after 5pm on Wednesday.
Video from a resident’s security camera showed a white Audi A3 sedan reportedly speeding down the road before colliding with another vehicle.
Shocking footage has emerged showing a white Audi sedan allegedly speeding down a road before crashing, killing three young men inside the vehicle.
About 20 minutes later, several fire trucks were driving down the road as they rushed to the scene of the accident.
Mr Thomas was driving the white Audi while the two brothers and another 21-year-old man were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
The two brothers and Mr Thomas tragically died at the scene after colliding with a black Kia Stinger, apparently at high speed.
A 44-year-old woman who was driving the Kia was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Western Australia Police said the investigation into the crash was ongoing.
Detective Senior Sergeant Adam Matson told reporters on Thursday that several factors, including speed, were being examined as potential causes of the crash.
“Speed is certainly one of the factors we look at, but we’re not going to look at it in isolation,” he said.
Dina King, who was among several witnesses at the scene, said Western Australia the crash sounded like a “bomb” had exploded.
She said she was by Mr Thomas’s side for 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.
The horrific crash killed Jaziah Thomas, 24, and brothers Kody and William Bell, aged 24 and 21, immediately after the white Audi they were traveling in collided head-on with a black Kia Stinger shortly afterwards 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Family and have since flocked to the young men killed in this horrific accident.
Kody Bell is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
Mr Thomas also had two young children, one aged just four months, with his partner Tamekah Locker, with the couple having been together since they were 14.
“It still doesn’t seem real and I’m still waiting for you to walk through the door and it breaks me to know you’re not going too,” Ms Locker wrote on Facebook.
“You are my whole world, my best friend and my person since we were 14 and I don’t know how I can live without you, I just want you to come home.
“Thank you for giving me our 2 beautiful babies, they love you so much and I’m so sorry you won’t be here to see them grow up but I promise I will make you proud and do everything we talked about for their future. I know you will watch over us all the time.
“Rest in peace to the love of my life and the most incredible, loving father and son.”
Tributes have been pouring in from friends and family for Jaziah Thomas (pictured left), a father of two young children, who died in a car crash on Wednesday.
Kody Bell (pictured), who was also killed in the crash, was also a father who is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
The father of the two brothers who died in the crash, 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.
Acting Washington Police Inspector Brendon Barwick earlier 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.