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Street-racing suspected in crash that killed brothers

Street racing and an elusive ‘grey sedan’ are at the centre of a NSW Police probe of a crash that left two young boys dead after their uncle’s vehicle slammed into a tree.

Emergency services were called to The Grand Parade in Monterey at 9.50pm on Friday following reports of an accident.

Two boys, aged nine and 10, were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital where they later died.

A nine-year-old girl was also taken to the same hospital with minor injuries and was in a stable condition on Saturday.

Police confirmed the girl is the daughter of the 33-year-old male driver, and the boys were his nephews.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment where he underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing. He is under police guard in a serious but stable condition and is expected to be interviewed and charged.

Detective Inspector Jason Hogan from the NSW Crash Investigations Unit said police believe speed was a factor and will investigate whether the vehicle was involved in street racing at the time of the crash.

Hunt for ‘grey sedan’

“That will be a significant line of inquiry for our crash investigators, to establish the speed of the vehicle, and that appears to be … a contributing factor,” he said.

Police are hunting the driver of a grey sedan seen driving alongside the car when it struck the tree, before allegedly driving off.

“We would like to speak to the driver of the (grey) vehicle to establish what they saw and any actions that may or may not have been undertaken,” Det Insp Hogan said.

Members of the public with any information are asked to contact police.

“It is a particularly nasty crash where two innocent young children have lost their lives,” he said.

“We will be in constant contact with all members of the family to ensure their ongoing welfare, and that they are kept abreast of our investigation as it unfolds.”

-with AAP

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/crime-news/2023/08/26/street-racing-suspected-in-boys-death/ Street-racing suspected in crash that killed brothers

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