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Two teens dead after packed car smashes into tree

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Two teen boys are dead after a car packed with teenagers veered off the road and struck a tree in regional Western Australia overnight.

Two boys are dead and five other teenagers are in hospital after a packed car veered off the road and struck a tree in regional Western Australia.

There were seven people in the grey Ford Falcon sedan — including two riding in the boot — when it crashed in Kalgup, two and a half hours south of Perth just before 8.50pm.

Friends visited the scene today, remembering Luke Hopkins, 15, and Buckley Spicer, 16, as funny, keen footballers who both had a positive outlook on life.

"I feel a bit broken, really, really hurt. I feel like they're just way too young to leave," friend Jack Horridge told 9News.

"They'd always make you laugh, good blokes, good kids."

Investigators believe the 17-year-old female driver lost control of the car on a bend in Doyle Road, sending the vehicle flying off the road.

The front end of the vehicle was barely recognisable, split in two in the crash.

"The car was completely broken in half, and probably at least 10 metres apart, the front and the back," Rob Francis, who was one of the first at the scene, told 9News.

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"The back section was upside down, so we couldn't open the boot to get the boys out."

The trapped boys had to be cut from the boot and survived.

First responders want the families of the victims to know they were doing what they could to help.

"It'll affect me for a long time," Mr Francis said.

Two rescue helicopters were rushed to the scene along with police, Fire and Emergency Services and St John Ambulance.

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The driver was flown to the Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.

The remaining passengers — one girl and three boys, all aged 15 and 16 — were taken to hospitals in Busselton and Bunbury.

Police are urging anyone with dash camera or mobile phone footage of the crash scene or the grey Ford Falcon prior to the crash to upload the vision here.

Source: 9News

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