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Family and friends say final goodbyes to Wellington crash brothers

One final drive: Hundreds of grieving family and friends wearing their favourite footy colours line the streets to say their final goodbye to two brothers, aged 6 and 7, killed in horror smash

  • Sheldon, 2, and Shane Shorey, 7 were allegedly killed by unlicensed driver
  • Jacob Steven Donn, 25, when he lost control of his Holden Commodore
  • The two boys died instantly while family friend and their mother were injured
  •  Hundreds of people lined William Street for an emotionally-charged drive-by

A small community shattered by the death of two young brothers in an alleged hit-and-run collision that shocked Australia have started paying their respects.

Sheldon, 2, and Shane Shorey, 7 were allegedly killed by unlicensed driver Jacob Steven Donn, 25, when he lost control of his Holden Commodore while doing burnouts in the small town of Wellington in New South Wales’ central west on January 5.

The two boys died instantly while family friend Mataya Ah See and their mother Shayleen Frail were among three others injured in the crash.

A small community shattered by the death of two young brothers in an alleged hit-and-run collision that shocked Australia have started paying their respects

Sheldon, 2, and Shane Shorey, 7 were allegedly killed by unlicensed driver Jacob Steven Donn, 25, when he lost control of his Holden Commodore while doing burnouts in the small town of Wellington in New South Wales’ central west on January 5

Sheldon, 2, and Shane Shorey, 7 were allegedly killed by unlicensed driver Jacob Steven Donn, 25, when he lost control of his Holden Commodore while doing burnouts in the small town of Wellington in New South Wales’ central west on January 5

Hundreds of family and friends lined William Street for an emotionally-charged drive-by of Shane and Sheldon’s coffins.

The boys spent much of their lives being raised by their grandparents on the quiet street on the town’s outskirts.

Those gathered wore the colours of their favourite NRL team after Ms Frail and the boys’ father Joseph Shorey asked attendees to do so to celebrate the lives of the passionate Western Sydney Bulldogs fans.

Local schoolchildren stood by the side of the road as a hearse drove slowly to meet the boys’ loved ones – who had gathered in solidarity at the end of the street to show their respects.

The personal moment for those closest to the boys came just an hour before their official funeral service at the town’s Pioneer Oval.

Hundreds more are expected to gather under a marquee next to the oval before the boys’ bodies are laid to rest at the nearby Wellington Cemetery.

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