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Driver Charged Over M2 Crash That Killed Boy, 12

A 34-year-old man has been charged and denied release after allegedly causing and fleeing the scene of a horror crash on Sydney’s M2, that left a young boy dead and a woman and young girl critically injured.

Police say that Sydney driver, John Pagans, was driving a Holden Commodore when he crashed into six stationary cars as he was taking the Baulkham Hills exit of the M2 at about 7pm on Saturday evening.

A 12-year-old boy, who was a passenger in a Holden Captiva, died at the scene while a 36-year-old woman and a five-year-old girl were taken to hospital in critical condition.

The 38-year-old male driver of the Captiva was taken to hospital for assessment. It’s believe that he and those injured are part of the same family.

A 65-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman in another car were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The occupants of the other four vehicles were taken to hospital for mandatory testing but were left uninjured in the crash.

“The only way to describe the crash scene is absolutely horrific. We have had to cut five people out of their vehicles,” Fire and Rescue NSW Inspector Kernin Lambert told The Daily Telegraph.

“It was an extremely severe collision. People have been fighting for their lives. We have been trying to keep people alive.”

A major police search commenced, including PolAir and the dog unit to track down the Holden Commodore. An arrest was made at about 3:30am on Sunday at a house on The Circle, Narraweena, on Sydney’s northern beaches.

The 34-year-old man has since been charged with 10 offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle, aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – speed more than 45km/h over speed limit, and aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – speed more than 45km/h over speed limit.

He has been refused bail and is expected to appear in Parramatta Bail Court later today.

Investigations into the horrific crash are continuing.

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