Heckenburg smash: NSW Police launch manhunt after two people killed in fatal multi-vehicle collision
A police manhunt is underway after the occupants of a Mercedes, involved in a horror crash that claimed the lives of two people in Sydney‘s southwest, fled the scene.
Emergency services were called to Sadleir Ave in Heckenberg at around 9.20pm on Friday, receiving reports of a multi-vehicle collision.
It is understood a black Mercedes crashed head-on into a Toyota Echo before hitting a Toyota RAV4 and flipping on its side.
The occupants of the Mercedes then climbed out of the overturned car and fled the scene in a Volkswagen Golf.
A manhunt is underway for the occupants of a black Mercedes after a fatal multi-vehicle crash at Sadleir Ave in Heckenberg, in Sydney’s southwest (pictured)
The driver of the Echo (pictured), 24, and her 15-year-old passenger were treated by paramedics at the scene but were unable to be saved
The driver of the Echo, Alina Kauffman, 24, had picked up her 15-year-old brother Ernesto after his shift at his new job at Kmart and the pair were just metres away from their Heckenberg home when they were involved in the head on collision.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the siblings however they both died at the scene.
Mother Angelina Kauffman arrived at the scene of the crash just minutes later and was told her youngest and oldest child had died.
The two occupants of the RAV4 were not injured.
The two in the Golf were siblings, with the sister having picked up her brother from his new job at Kmart moments before (pictured, wreckage)
The 18-year-old male driver of the Golf, which was located by police in Ashcroft, was arrested at Liverpool Police Station (pictured, scene)
A crime scene was established and the Mercedes was subsequently seized by police, later undergoing forensic examination.
The 18-year-old male driver of the Golf, which was located by police in Ashcroft, was arrested at Liverpool Police Station at around 11.30pm.
He was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.
Police have appealed for the occupants of the Mercedes, or anyone else who has information regarding the incident, to contact Crime Stoppers.
Police have appealed for the occupants of the Mercedes, or anyone else who has information regarding the Sadleir Ave incident, to contact Crime Stoppers (pictured, wreckage)
The two occupants of the Toyota RAV4 were not injured during the horror crash (pictured, scene)
A crime scene was established (pictured) and the Mercedes was subsequently seized by police, later undergoing forensic examination
CCTV obtained by 9News shows the Mercedes travelling past a house before the crash (pictured)