The best friend of a teenage girl who was killed along with four of her mates in a horror car crash has said she’s struggling to comprehend the tragedy that unfolded.
Three girls aged between 14 and 15, and two boys aged 15 and 16 were all killed when the Nissan Navara they were in veered off the road and slammed into a tree on East Parade, Buxton, near Picton, southwest of Sydney, at about 8pm on Tuesday.
Firefighters, paramedics and police rushed to the scene and were confronted with ‘absolute chaos’, with only the 18-year-old driver surviving.
Blaise Cox was at the scene on Wednesday morning and fought back tears as she described the loss of her dear friend.
Blaise Cox, one of the victim’s best friend, (left) said she was struggling to process the loss while her distressed mother (right) said she was ‘so upset’ about the ‘awful’ crash
Five people have been killed in a horror crash (pictured) around 100km southwest of Sydney
‘I’m feeling a bit shocked and still finding it hard to believe it. She was my best friend and like an older sister to me,’ she told the Today Show.
‘I didn’t know it would happen so quickly.’
Her mother was similarly distressed and at one point put her head in her hands.
‘I feel sorry for the family and I’m obviously worried about my girls. They’re so upset about the whole thing and so am I, it’s so awful,’ she said.