Chilling video has emerged from inside the car involved in a horror smash that left a woman and three teenagers dead.
The vehicle veered off Wannon-Nigretta Falls Road at Bochara, 320km west of Melbourne and smashed into a tree in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Footage from inside the car earlier that night shows the vehicle speeding along a narrow country road while rap music blares out.
A young male voice can be heard asking: ‘What speed are we doing?’
‘130’, a female replies.
‘Sweet’, a male responds.
The vehicle veered off Wannon-Nigretta Falls Road at Bochara, 320km west of Melbourne and smashed into a tree in the early hours of Saturday morning
It was posted to Snapchat in the hours before the fatal impact which killed mother Alicia Montebello, 31, Year 10 students Joshua Elmes, Lucus Garzoli and 14-year-old Meghan Fox.
It remains unclear who was behind the wheel of the red Toyota Corolla when it crashed on the remote stretch of road.
An as yet unnamed 17-year-old girl – the sole survivor of the crash – was taken to hospital with critical injuries to her upper body.
All were from the town of Hamilton, Victoria, located 11km from the crash site.
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir said on Monday an examination of the crash reconstruction revealed the car was travelling ‘well in excess of 100km/h’.
‘To do that speed on that road at that time of day, any time really, is just incomprehensible to me,’ Mr Weir told ABC radio.
He further revealed police believe a number of passengers weren’t wearing seat belts, with specialised investigators still trying to determine who was driving.
Joshua Elmes (pictured) was killed alongside Lucas Garzoli. He too is believed to have been an Army cadet
Joshua’s grief-stricken father Matthew said despite trying to be a good dad, he felt like he had ‘failed’ Joshua
It comes as parents of victim Joshua Elmes revealed they had warned their son not to get in the car with a woman who was reportedly driving dangerously only last year.
Matthew Elmes, 46, and Lee Ann Elmes, 41, went to the police but they were told there was ‘nothing they could do’ without proof, according to the Herald Sun.
It is unclear if that was the same woman who was behind the wheel on Saturday.
The couple told of how Joshua’s younger brother Aaron, 12, on Monday found a note he wrote on his laptop detailing what he wanted to achieve in the next ten years.
He wished to join the ADF and fly jets, having spent the past three years as a cadet at Monivae College.
‘He said he wanted to get married and have kids, he even put the person he wanted to marry,’ said Ms Elmes.
The heartbroken mother said she did not harbour any hatred for whoever was driving the car.
‘I don’t harbour hatred; I don’t harbour any unforgiveness towards anyone that was driving or not driving or what caused them to drive at speed,’ she said.
‘It’s happened and we can’t bring them back. It’s easy to blame someone, but why?’
Meghan Fox was the last victim to be identified.
Her sister, Kayla Dean, took to social media to pay tribute to her.
Meghan Fox, 14, was killed in the horror crash on Saturday
Lucus Garzoli had been an Army cadet. He tragically died on Saturday in the horrific car wreck
‘Rest in peace my precious angel forever in my heart. Life isn’t gunna be the same without your goofy personality or that sweet heart,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘You were the best little sister I could ask for. I love you so much Meghan. My heart aches so much knowing your not right behind me.’
Kayla also reached out to the families of those who died alongside her sister on Saturday.
‘To all the families who were affected by this terrible situation my heart goes out to you, it’s definitely not easy I know Josh, Lucas and Meghan touched so many lives and they were loved by all,’ she wrote.
Lucus had been a car enthusiast, with photos of hotted-up vehicles posted to his social media page.
He was also a proud member of the 314 Army Cadet Unit out of Warrnambool, alongside his mate Joshua Elmes, who was also tragically killed in the crash.
Joshu’s father Matthew Elmes acknowledged his son’s death by sharing a tribute that the teen had posted for his father’s birthday just two weeks ago on May 15.
‘Happy birthday to the most amazing dad. I love you and hope you have an awesome day. You deserve it,’ Joshua wrote alongside a series of photos.
The Facebook post featured selfies of father and son trying on different camera filters, photos of Joshua as a baby and a family hike with his younger siblings.
Mr Elmes said despite trying to be a good dad, he felt like he had ‘failed’ Josh.
‘I’m holding onto a post from my son,’ the grief-stricken father commented.
‘I tried to be a good Dad for you Josh… I feel like I have failed you though… I will see you again some day when the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; when the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well.’
Crash victim Alicia Montebello was a Hamilton mother in her 30s.
Alicia Montebello, a mother in her 30s, was also identified as a crash victim on Sunday
Bochara, with a population of less than a hundred people, is located about three-and-a-half hours west of Melbourne
Her grieving brother Jaryd posted a moving tribute on Sunday to his ‘beautiful sister’.
‘Rest in peace, my beautiful sister taken way to soon you were loved very much. Forever with us love you sis.’
Emergency services managed to tow the car from the scene at midday on Sunday, which has its roof caved in and bonnet crumpled by the impact.
Messages were seen written on the inside of the Toyota Corolla, including the tragic words ‘drive safe’ and ‘love people, help people’.
Police are hoping CCTV footage may shed light on what time the accident happened and how long it was before the crash was spotted and the alarm raised.
Police believe the driver of the car lost control before the vehicle crashed into a tree.
‘Two females and two males died at the scene,’ a Victoria Police statement read.
‘Another female has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.’
The red Toyota Corolla had messages written on its the seats – including the tragic words ‘drive safe’ and ‘love people, help people’ (pictured)
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said his thoughts were with the family and friends of the victims.
‘This will be an incredibly difficult time for those families and friends, and people who love those who have been caught up in this, and we send our best wishes in what will be an incredibly challenging time,’ he said.
‘People should be assured there will be a full investigation … so we can try and understand what’s happened here.’
So far this year, 128 people have died on Victoria’s roads, compared with 96 during the same period last year.