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20-year-old to face court over head-on collision that killed 24-year-old woman and her 15-year-old brother

A 20 year-old New South Wales man is due to face court on Sunday charged over a horror crash in Sydney’s south-west that killed a young woman and her teenage brother.

Emergency services were called to the incident about 9.30pm on Friday to find the pair trapped inside their Toyota Echo after it was hit head-on by a Mercedes allegedly travelling at high speed on the wrong side of the road.

“The behaviour of anyone who records images of two critically injured young people is heartless and shameful, and something that any right-thinking member of the community would find appalling,” Boyd said.

“I cannot imagine how much this will add to the distress already being suffered by the family and friends of these young people.”

Emergency services were called to the incident about 9.30pm on Friday to find the pair trapped inside their Toyota Echo after it was hit head-on by a Mercedes allegedly travelling at high speed on the wrong side of the road.

A third car was also struck by the Mercedes which police said was reported stolen, but the two occupants inside the stationary Rav4 were unhurt.

Witnesses told police the three young men inside the Mercedes then ran from the scene, before driving off in a Volkswagon Golf.

A 20-year-old man presented himself to Liverpool police station on Saturday afternoon at about 2pm.

Police said on Sunday the man has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death.

He was also charged with driving in a dangerous manner, negligent driving occasioning death, two counts of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, as well as driving while disqualified.

Roads minister John Graham expressed his sadness following the crash.

“This is a terrible incident,” he said on Sunday.

“As a parent, it’s just unimaginable to have your kids out, one helping the other and have them not come home. Our thoughts are really with mother, with the whole family and friends.”

He said the department would “absolutely” look at the site of the crash to work out if any road upgrades needed to be made.