Unlicensed driver of stolen 4WD under police guard after two women die in Peakhurst crash

The unlicensed driver of a stolen vehicle remains under police guard in hospital as investigations continue into the death of two women in a crash in in Sydney’s south overnight.

The 21-year-old man is the alleged driver of a stolen Landcruiser involved in a crash with a Honda Jazz on Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst, shortly before 8pm (Tuesday 12 March 2019).

Passing motorists stopped and assisted those involved; however, the driver of the Jazz, a 66-year-old woman from Runaway Bay in Queensland, and a 62-year-old Padstow Heights woman seated behind her, were critically injured and died at the scene.

The front-seat passenger, a 58-year-old Padstow Heights man, and a 62-year-old woman, also from Runaway Bay, seated in the back seat, were taken to St George Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.

Police will allege the driver of the Landcruiser left the scene but was followed by members of the public who had called Triple Zero (000).

Acting on information provided, officers from St George Police Area Command arrested the man a short time later in Park Street.

The man, from Revesby, returned a positive roadside breath test and was taken to Kogarah Police Station where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.166. A check revealed the man has never held a NSW driver’s licence.

The man was then taken to St George Hospital for mandatory testing and was admitted for observation. He remains there under police guard.

The Landcruiser was reported stolen from outside a home in Monterey about 2.40am Monday 11 March 2019.

Officers from Crash Investigation Unit were called to the scene and are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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