Wetherill Park crash: 18-year-old driver killed in The Horsley Road smash identified as Selina Bennetts Ly

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
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An 18-year-old is dead and four are seriously injured after a P-plater crashed into a tree.
An 18-year-old is dead and four are seriously injured after a P-plater crashed into a tree. Credit: 7NEWS

The young woman killed in a late-night car crash in Sydney’s southwest has been identified, as the four passengers of the wreck remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Shortly after 11pm on Thursday, 18-year-old Selina Bennetts Ly was driving four friends home when her car veered off the road and collided with a tree on The Horsley Drive at Wetherill Park.

Emergency services attended the scene, where they provided medical assistance to the occupants, but Ms Bennetts Ly was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Her friends — two boys aged 16 and 17-years-old, and two girls aged 17 and 19-years-old — were taken to Liverpool and Westmead hospitals for their serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The Saturday Telegraph identified the 18-year-old driver on Friday afternoon and spoke with her father, Sok, who said he was devastated by the loss.

He said his “little girl” was always respectful and loved to spend time with him. He said she loved computer games and was “a big lover of pets”.

Selina Bennetts Ly, who was killed in a car crash at Wetherill Park, graduated high school in 2023.
Selina Bennetts Ly, who was killed in a car crash at Wetherill Park, graduated high school in 2023. Credit: Facebook

“I can say I’m really proud of her. I just wish I had the chance to,” he told the paper.

Fairfield Police established a crime scene at the site of the crash and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, including if speed could be a factor.

According to the Telegraph, debris from the car after it hit the tree was found almost 90 metres from the wreck on Friday morning.

In NSW, if a driver is on a P1 licence and is aged under 25, they can not drive with more than one passenger aged under 21 between 11pm and 5am.

A report on the woman’s death will be prepared for the coroner.

Authorities are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

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