Cammeray crash teenager was with group who tried to rob boy of drugs before accident

Teenager who died in a horrific smash in car fleeing police at 150km/h through exclusive Sydney suburb is identified – as it’s revealed he was involved in a drug robbery just moments earlier

  • Teenager who was killed in fiery car crash at Cammeray identified by police
  • Seth Edwards Perrin was passenger in commodore that crashed November 13
  • Police said he had been part of group trying to steal drugs from boy beforehand 

A teenager killed in a crash that injured four of his mates has been identified as it’s revealed he was part of a group that tried to rip off a drug dealer moments earlier.

Seth Edwards Perrin, 18, was a passenger in the Holden Commodore when it crashed into a tree at Cammeray, on Sydney‘s lower north shore, on November 13.

The car had allegedly reached speeds of 150km/h as it led police on a wild chase before seriously injuring the four other occupants of the car.

Police revealed Perrin was with a group of people that had organised to meet up with a teenage drug dealer before they tried to rob him half-an-hour before the crash. 

A teenager who was killed in a crash that injured four mates has been identified as it's revealed he had tried to rob another boy in a drug meet 30 minutes beforehand

A teenager who was killed in a crash that injured four mates has been identified as it’s revealed he had tried to rob another boy in a drug meet 30 minutes beforehand

The car had allegedly reached speeds of 150km/h as it led police on a wild chase injuring the four other occupants of the car

The car had allegedly reached speeds of 150km/h as it led police on a wild chase injuring the four other occupants of the car 

Police allege a group of people had assaulted a 17-year-old boy outside a house at Wollstonecraft at 4pm, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The group then fled the scene and a bystander phoned triple zero to give police a description of the car that sped away.

Police then pursued the Holden Commodore but pulled away after it crossed onto the wrong side of the road.

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly behind the wheel of the vehicle when it then crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

Perrin suffered multiple critical injuries and was being cared for at Royal North Shore Hospital but tragically died on Thursday night. 

The driver and three other passengers – one girl aged 16 and two boys aged 17 – remain in hospital, all reported to be in a stable condition. 

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly behind the wheel of the vehicle when it then crashed into a tree and burst into flames

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly behind the wheel of the vehicle when it then crashed into a tree and burst into flames

Devastated friends and family have paid tribute to Perrin describing him as ‘nice’ and a ‘great mate’. 

‘I knew him growing up … he was a great mate and always so nice to everyone. But I haven’t seen him since he moved away,’ one person said. 

More to come 

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