A young driver who was filmed on Snapchat playing chicken with oncoming traffic reportedly had alcohol and drugs in her system when she crashed and died.
Shania McNeill, 21, from Queensland, crashed her pink Suzuki into a Nissan Micra while driving from a party in Sydney’s west just before 1.15am on April 28.
She was killed and her two passengers were injured, while two men in the car she hit were rushed to hospital where one remains in intensive care.
According to The Daily Telegraph, McNeill was two times the legal blood alcohol level at the time of the crash and also had cannabis and MDMA in her system.
Shania McNeill (pictured) who was filmed on Snapchat playing chicken with oncoming traffic before fatally crashing had alcohol, cannabis and MDMA in her system
McNeill, 21, from Queensland, crashed her pink Suzuki into a Nissan Micra on Richmond Road in Berkshire Park, in Sydney’s west, just before 1.15am on April 28 and died
The 21-year-old’s parents told the publication they had reached out to the two men, John O’Hara and Ken Morrow, 61, who were in the Nissan Micra and injured during the incident.
Both men suffered significant injuries and their family members set up a GoFundMe to help cover their recovery costs.
The musicians were returning home from a gig when the incident occurred,
Mr Morrow was released from hospital with a shattered wrist while Mr Sales had to be put into a coma.
Mr Sales remains in intensive care suffering from serious internal injuries.
Ms McNeill’s father, Lee McNeil, is still coming to terms with the horrific loss of his daughter.
‘You know I’ve been over it a million times what could we have done to change this,’ he told the publication.
‘She was due to move back from Sydney in a couple of week, could we have gone down to Sydney and got her earlier? How am I to blame? What could I have done to change it?’
The 21-year-old’s parents told the publication they had reached out to the two men, John O’Hara and Ken Morrow (pictured), who were in the Nissan Micra and injured during the incident
Both men suffered significant injuries and their family members set up a GoFundMe to help cover their recovery costs
He said he felt sorry for the two men injured in the accident who must be ‘replaying those last few seconds’ in their heads over and over.
Mr McNeill is also still struggling with the circumstances around his daughter’s death after it was revealed on Snapchat video she was playing chicken with traffic in the lead up to the crash.
‘Playing games like that, not look through a red light and things like that I don’t understand it, it’s so senseless,’ he said.
While Ms McNeil was killed in the incident her two passengers, Faeda Hunter and Hazel Wildman – and the two occupants of the other car were all injured
Her two passengers were Faeda Hunter and Hazel Wildman.
Police investigated the Snapchat video filmed inside Ms McNeill’s car, which shows her mucking about behind the wheel before one of her friends screams ‘Shania!’
The 21-year-old looks towards the road in open-mouthed horror before turning back and smiling.
She then waves at the person filming to direct the camera back towards the road before the footage cuts out.
The Snapchat footage was uploaded and viewed by up to 50 people around the time Ms McNeill crashed.
Officers driving along Richmond Road noticed bystanders helping people out of the two destroyed vehicles.
Ms McNeill and her two passengers, who are aged 20 and 23, were freed from the wreckage before a passing police officer performed CPR on her.
Tragically Ms McNeill died before paramedics arrived.
Ms McNeill (pictured) and her two passengers, who are aged 20 and 23, were freed from the wreckage before a passing police officer performed CPR on her, tragically Ms McNeill died before paramedics arrived