Monterey crash: Bombshell discovery inside the mangled wreckage of Subaru where two little boys died could reveal what really happened – as their uncle and three others face charges over the deaths
A young boy killed alongside his brother in the back of a car being driven by their uncle filmed the vehicle allegedly street-racing moments before the fatal crash.
Jimmy Martin Brito, 33, allegedly lost control and crashed his Subaru WRX while speeding along The Grand Parade in Monterey, in Sydney’s south, on August 25.
His nephews Peter, nine, and Xavier Abreu, 10, died at the scene, while a nine-year-old girl in the front seat escaped with minor injuries and Brito was hospitalised.
Now it has emerged that harrowing footage found on a mobile phone inside the wreckage helped police track down the alleged driver of another vehicle who was allegedly involved in the street race.
That driver, Adam Yurun, 24 and his passenger Raquel Borg, 24, were both arrested and charged last week for their alleged roles in the fatal accident, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Xavier Abreu, 10, (left) and his brother Peter, nine, died when the Subaru WRX they were in slammed into a tree on Grand Parade in Monterey in Sydney ‘s south last month
Jimmy Martin Brito (pictured, left), 33, allegedly lost control and crashed his Subaru WRX during an alleged street race
Police allege Yurun and Borg witnessed the crash but fled the scene and did not speak to police until their arrest a month later.
A police statement of facts revealed the alleged street race began shortly after 9.30pm when Brito and Yurun met at ‘The Loop’ at La Perouse.
CCTV footage along the 19km journey from the start of the alleged race to the site of the crash allegedly shows Brito’s Subaru and Yurun’s Audi overtaking one another at speeds of up to 130km/h.
‘A video filmed inside the Subaru shows…As both vehicles exit the Sydney Airport Tunnel…the children inside the Subaru can be heard telling the driver, Jimmy Martin Brito which lane to travel in,’ the facts reportedly state.
It adds: ‘The Subaru overtakes the Audi. The distinct sound of the Subaru revving its engine can be heard.
‘The Audi continues in lane one, overtaking the Subaru…the Subaru immediately accelerates to a point where the front of the vehicles draw level.’
But police allege that, while attempting to navigate a right-hand bend, Brito mounted a kerb and smashed into a tree, killing his two nephews instantly.
Footage reportedly filmed by one of the brothers allowed police to track down the driver of another vehicle in the allged street race. Adam Yurun (pictured), 24 and his passenger Raquel Borg, 24, were both arrested and charged last week for their alleged roles in the fatal accident
Police prosecutors told the court experts estimate the vehicle was travelling at at least 136km/h at the time of the crash
Brito, who has been charged with five offences over the incident, was denied bail when he appeared via video link in Sutherland Local Court on 7 September.
Yurun has reportedly been charged with two counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death, organise, promote race between vehicles and two counts of fail to stop and render assistance after impact causing death. he faces court again on November 30.
Borg, his female passenger, has been charged with concealing a serious indictable offence. She faces court on October 17.