Australind woman killed in South Australian crash

Two young West Australians were killed in a horrific crash on a South Australian freeway in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The friends were on holiday in South Australia when the Nissan 4WD they were travelling in, rolled on Augusta Highway, 16km north of Snowtown.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Lakeview just after 12.30am on Thursday after reports a car had rolled over.

The driver, 26-year-old Josh Graham from Mandurah, and his passenger, former Australind Senior High School student 18-year-old Tammy Marchant both died at the scene.

Two other occupants, 20-year-old Aaron Bishop and 24-year-old Jarrad James Famlonga were flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Tributes have flooded in for the pair on social media, while one of the injured passengers, Mr Bishop, posted details of the accident on his Facebook on Thursday afternoon.

“Last night we were driving to Adelaide where I woke up from the back seat to see the car heading for the trees in the middle of the freeway,” he wrote.

“I blacked out and when it all stopped, I just screamed. I kicked the window through with my feet, not hearing any of the other three.

“Tammy and Fatboy [Mr Graham] had died on impact, Jarrad managed to wake up and I helped him out. We were both air lifted to Adelaide Hospital. I’m fine, just very sore, hurt and tired, a few stitches in my eye.”

Mr Bishop also wrote about nightmares he was experiencing in the aftermath of the accident.

“Surely this is all a dream and I’m sleeping. Surely they’re not gone, surely... someone please tell me this is all a lie. I’ll do anything,” he wrote in a separate post.

“I just cant close my eyes without re-picturing the whole accident. My heart is so broken and I don’t know how to deal with this right now. I feel so weak and empty.

“How I survived [the accident] and walked away from it, I do not know.”

Mr Bishop posted on social media on Friday morning to let people know that Mr Famlonga was also recovering well.

“Just got back from hanging out with Jarrad. He’s fine,” he wrote.

South Australian police said the deaths brought the state’s road toll to 38 as compared to 39 for the same time last year.

Report together with the Northern Argus

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