The miraculous sole survivor of a car involved in a horror smash that claimed the lives of three young men has paid an emotional tribute to his lost friends – as chilling CCTV footage emerged of the last moments leading up to the tragic crash.
Tyler Rowe was the sole survivor of a multi-vehicle crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis, south of Perth, which happened just after 5pm on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old man was pulled from the wreckage of the terrifying crash suffering a serious injury to his arm before he was airlifted to hospital.
Mr Rowe posted a heartfelt tribute on his Facebook page on Thursday to his mates.
‘I LOVE YOU BOYS AND I’M GOING TO MISS YOUSE SO MUCH,’ he wrote, captioning an earlier news story.
Meanwhile chilling CCTV footage has captured the moment leading up to the crash that killed the three young men – as emergency crews were seen rushing to the tragic scene in the aftermath.
Jaziah Thomas, 24, and brothers Kody and William Bell, aged 24 and 21, were tragically killed in the crash on Sixty Eight Road in Baldivis, south of Perth, just after 5pm on Wednesday.
Video from a resident’s security camera showed a white Audi A3 sedan allegedly speeding down the road before it collided with another vehicle.
Shocking footage has emerged of a white Audi sedan allegedly speeding down a road before it crashed, which led to the deaths of three young men inside the vehicle
Around 20 minutes later several fire trucks can be seen driving along the road as they rushed towards the crash scene.
Mr Thomas was driving the white Audi while the two brothers and another 21-year-old man were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
The two brothers and Mr Thomas tragically died at the scene after it hit a black Kia Stinger, allegedly at high speed.
A 44-year-old woman who was driving the Kia was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Western Australia Police said investigations into the crash are ongoing.
Detective Senior Sergeant Adam Matson told reporters on Thursday several factors including speed are being looked at as potential causes of the accident.
‘Speed is certainly one of those factors that we are looking at, but we are not going to consider that in isolation,’ he said.
Dina King who was among several witnesses at the scene told The West Australian the crash sounded like a ‘bomb’ had gone off.
She said she was by Mr Thomas’ side for his final moments.
‘I was holding the driver’s hand and kept telling him to listen to my voice and take deep breaths,’ she told The West.
When a phone inside the car started ringing, Ms King answered it and was tasked with breaking the news to a mother her sons had been killed.
The horrific crash killed Jaziah Thomas, 24, and brothers Kody and William Bell, aged 24 and 21 instantly after the white Audi they were travelling in, collided head-on with a black Kia Stinger just after 5pm on Wednesday.
Family and have since flowed for the young men killed in the horror accident.
Kody Bell is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and daughter.
Mr Thomas also had two young children, one just four-months-old, with his partner Tamekah Locker, with the pair having been together since they were 14.
‘It still doesn’t feel real and I keep waiting for you to just walk through the door and it breaks me apart to know you’re not going too,’ Ms Locker wrote on Facebook.
‘You have been my whole world, my best friend and my person since we were 14 and I don’t know how I can live without you, I just want you to come home.
‘Thank you for giving me our 2 beautiful babies they love you so much and I’m so sorry you won’t be here to see them grow up but I promise I’ll make you proud and do everything we spoke about for their future I know you will be watching over us all the time’.
‘Rest in peace to the love of my life and the most amazing, loving dad and son’.
Tributes from friends and family poured in for Jaziah Thomas (pictured left) who was the father of two young children after died in a car crash on Wednesday
Kody Bell (pictured) who was also killed in the crash, was also a father who is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and daughter
The father of the two brothers who died in the crash, Curley Bell, thanked first responders for rushing to the aid of his children.
‘I just want to thank the people that assisted with that accident on 68 road this evening, my family lost our two sons and another life was lost as well,’ he said.
Their mother, Belinda, also thanked those who rushed to her son’s assistance, and shared her heartbreak at the news.
WA Police Acting Inspector Brendon Barwick said earlier it was a ‘miracle’ there were any survivors of the crash.
‘It’s quite confronting. It’s not an impact on one or two families but the whole community,’ he said.