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Buxton crash Picton: Friend reveals she declined to join friends night of fatal crash

Devastated teen reveals sliding doors when asked to get in car with teens who tragically died when their Nissan Navara ute slammed into a tree

  • Tearful 15-year-old girl texted one of the girls who died in Buxton’s tragedy
  • Five teens died after Ute slammed into a tree 100km southwest of Sydney
  • The driver of the Nissan Navara ute, 18, survived and has been arrested
  • Ellie Mount said she was invited to join the group but couldn’t stay out late
  • Shattered friends and parents of the teens gathered at the accident site today

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A distraught teenager has revealed she was asked to join five friends who died in a horrific crash in south-west Sydney, but declined the invitation because she couldn’t stay out too late.

The accident in Buxton near Picton, 100km south west of Sydney on Tuesday night, has shocked the nation and shattered a tight-knit community.

The crash claimed the lives of five teenagers – two 16-year-old boys and three girls aged 14 and 15.

Ellie Mount (15) texted one of the girls hours before the Nissan Navara ute crashed into a tree.

“They invited me to hang out and I told them I couldn’t stay out too late,” the devastated teen said. 9News.

Distraught teenager Ellie Mount (pictured top right) has revealed she was asked to join five friends who died in a horrific crash in south-west Sydney, but declined.

Distraught teenager Ellie Mount (pictured top right) has revealed she was asked to join five friends who died in a horrific crash in south-west Sydney, but declined.

Ms Mount said she played soccer with some of the victims and she regrets not asking her mother to pick up some of them.

Driver Tyrell Edwards, 18, the only survivor, was arrested Wednesday night and taken to the nearby Narellan Police Station, where he was later charged.

Edwards, who was reportedly driving, was found next to the wreckage of the ute and taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

Ms Mount was in tears among the many shattered friends and parents who gathered at the crash site Wednesday morning and left bunches of flowers in sad tribute.

Bunches of flowers have been left by mourners, many Picton High students, at the accident site

Bunches of flowers have been left by mourners, many Picton High students, at the accident site

Bunches of flowers have been left by mourners, many Picton High students, at the accident site

Mrs. Mount, with her own bouquet in hand, was one of them.

There was also the heartbroken Joey Desisto, father of one of the 16-year-old boys.

Mr. Desisto and his wife Belinda placed some of his white runners and a sweatshirt near the scarred tree the ute plowed into.

His father also ritually emptied a can of Red Bull—his son’s favorite soft drink—over the floral tribute laid at the base of the tree.

Heartbroken Joey Desisto (in white), father of one of the 16-year-old boys killed in the horror eruption in southwestern Sydney, has collapsed with grief at the tragic crash site

Heartbroken Joey Desisto (in white), father of one of the 16-year-old boys killed in the horror eruption in southwestern Sydney, has collapsed with grief at the tragic crash site

Heartbroken Joey Desisto (in white), father of one of the 16-year-old boys killed in the horror eruption in southwestern Sydney, has collapsed with grief at the tragic crash site

The family stayed at the site for half an hour holding their own memorial and wrapping their arms around each other as Lynyrd’s Simple Man played Skynyrd.

The devastated father sobbed as he was surrounded by relatives who hugged and cried as his wife screamed ‘no’ in grief.

Mr. Desisto and his wife lay down on the floor and hugged each other as Prince’s Purple Rain and Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here played.

The five teens were killed in a horrific crash when the Nissan Navara they were traveling in went off the road at Buxton just after 8pm and crashed into a tree (pictured above, accident site)

The five teens were killed in a horrific crash when the Nissan Navara they were traveling in went off the road at Buxton just after 8pm and crashed into a tree (pictured above, accident site)

The five teens were killed in a horrific crash when the Nissan Navara they were traveling in went off the road at Buxton just after 8pm and crashed into a tree (pictured above, accident site)

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