Ashcroft car crash: Grisly detail that could lead cops to driver responsible ... trends now

Ashcroft car crash: Grisly detail that could lead cops to driver responsible ... trends now
Ashcroft car crash: Grisly detail that could lead cops to driver responsible ... trends now

Ashcroft car crash: Grisly detail that could lead cops to driver responsible ... trends now

A grisly detail captured in sickening CCTV footage could lead police to a driver who is believed to have fled the scene of a crash which killed two teenage boys. 

Best mates Braydan Collier, 13, and Kaine Bell, 14, were travelling in a grey Ford Falcon sedan which smashed into a tree and a power pole around 10.50am on Maxwell Avenue, Ashcroft, on Monday. 

The impact was so forceful it ripped the vehicle in two. Emergency services found the boys' bodies strewn across the lawn of a suburban property, about five metres from where the main body of the car came to rest.

Police launched an urgent manhunt for two men, the driver and the front-seat passenger, after CCTV captured them fleeing the scene.  

Nicholas Thew and Anthony Morris both allegedly remain on the run on Tuesday morning.

But a key detail from CCTV footage in the aftermath of the crash could lead police to Thew's whereabouts.

Best mates Braydan Collier, 13, and Kaine Bell, 14, were travelling in a grey Ford Falcon sedan which smashed into a tree and a power pole around 10.50am on Maxwell Avenue, Ashcroft, on Monday (pictured)

Best mates Braydan Collier, 13, and Kaine Bell, 14, were travelling in a grey Ford Falcon sedan which smashed into a tree and a power pole around 10.50am on Maxwell Avenue, Ashcroft, on Monday (pictured)

The force of the impact was so severe it tore the car in two - and flung the bodies of the victims across the lawn (pictured)

The force of the impact was so severe it tore the car in two - and flung the bodies of the victims across the lawn (pictured)

A freeze-frame image appears to show that Thew mangled the index finger on the his right hand.

The injury, which will require urgent medical attention if he is to save the finger, is too gruesome to publish. 

NSW Police refused to comment on the development.

'Police have extensive resources today in relation to the ongoing operation,' a spokesperson said. 

Braydan had just celebrated his 13th birthday the day before his life was abruptly cut short on the front lawn of a stranger's house. 

The lifeless body of his best mate laid a few metres away. 

Meanwhile, Thew's heartbroken family have broken their silence about the tragedy and have revealed the pair were regarded as surrogate big brothers to both Braydan and Kaine.

A freeze-frame image appears to show that driver Nicholas Thew mangled the index finger on his right hand - a gruesome injury that will require urgent medical attention

A freeze-frame image appears to show that driver Nicholas Thew mangled the index finger on his right hand - a gruesome injury that will require urgent medical attention

On Monday night, footage emerged of the moment Thew dumped one of the boys' bodies on the ground before fleeing the scene.

One of the men could be heard yelling to the other: 'I wanna go home' as they ran from the crash, leaving the teens behind lying lifeless on the ground, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The sickening vision shows the driver, moments after the crash, pull himself form the wreckage before he walks past the body of one child lying on the ground

He then pulls a second boy from the tail wreckage before pushing him to the ground.

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