Family condemns ‘stupid decisions’ that killed five teenagers at Buxton crash driver sentencing hearing

Victim’s mother tells NSW court of anger towards Tyrell Edwards, 19, who crashed speeding ute and killed five high school students

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A mother who lost her only child in a horrific crash that killed five teenagers has described her unimaginable pain as the surviving driver waits to learn how long he will spend in jail.

Melanie Van De Putte lost her 14-year-old daughter Lily when a speeding Nissan Navara driven by Tyrell Edwards crashed at Buxton, south-west of Sydney in September 2022.

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