October 31, 2011 6:52PM
THE stepfather of a teenage killed in a horrific car accident
remembered her as “gorgeous girl” who had made a fatal mistake.
Ebony Dunsworth, 16, was a passenger with four men in a car which appeared to
have rolled at the intersection of Bessie Creek Rd and Princes Highway just
Her stepfather Craig Crichton remembered Ebony, from Boronia, as a “funny,
loveable, sweet, cheeky’’ teen.
“She’s a beautiful, gorgeous girl. She made a bad decision,” Mr Crichton
He said he and Ebony’s mother, Helen Crichton, knew the teen had gone to a
She had planned to get a lift home with a friend’s mother.
Mr Crichton said the details about why Ebony decided to get in the car were
Mr Crichton said he urged young people to stop and think before taking a
“I know kids are sick of their parents going on but this is why, because we
love them and we’re only trying to protect them as best we can. Please stop and
think,” he said.
Mr Crichton said other party-goers had told him Ebony had been worried about
the driver’s conduct before the crash.
“All those ads on TV; why don’t kids wake up,” he said.
“We’ve lost someone that was very special to us.”
More than 1700 people have liked a Facebook page set up in memory of Ebony, a
year 10 student at Belgrave’s Mater Christi College, who was a talented BMX
Amee Leigh wrote: “Eb, you were beautiful and didnt deserve this ♥ R.I.P
Another, Dave Silkstone, simply posted: “No way, no words….”
Earlier, it was revealed the occupants of a car that lost control had pleaded
with the unlicensed driver just minutes before the smash killed Ebony.
Police said excessive speed and alcohol appeared to be factors in the
Investigators believe the group had left a party in Pakenham in a convoy and
a second car in the convoy saw the first car stop and the occupants argue.
Minutes later, the driver lost control going through a roundabout and crashed
into a culvert.
It’s believed the occupants of the car involved in the accident went to a
Pakenham McDonald’s outlet between leaving the party and the smash.
Insp Steve Smith, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said the driver,
a 23-year-old Box Hill man, was unlicensed for a prior conviction of exceeding
The other male passengers, a 20-year-old from Berwick, a 19-year-old from
Upwey and a 20-year-old from Upper Ferntree Gully, were also injured.
Paramedics said they arrived to find the girl and one of the men ejected from
the car and lying on the ground nearby.
“The car was extensively damaged and looks like it rolled onto its roof and
then came to rest back on its wheels,” paramedic Eddie Wright said.
“We aren’t sure if (the man found outside the car) was thrown from the
vehicle but he has significant injuries, including head injuries and collapsed
Paramedics spent an hour stabilising the man before he was flown to The
Alfred hospital in a critical condition.
The driver, who was trapped for about 45 minutes, suffered back, arm and head
injuries and was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Insp Smith said police hadn’t spoken to him because of his injuries.
The driver’s speed and blood alcohol concentration at the time of the smash,
which happened in an 80km/h zone, are unknown.
“Witnesses have told us the vehicle stopped just prior to the collision,
there was argument about the driver’s driving behaviour but unfortunately they
have got back in the car with him and he hasn’t slowed down,” Insp Smith
“He’s continued at high speed resulting in the death of his passenger.
“(He had) a prior conviction for exceeding .05, which again just makes it
blatantly obvious as to the fact he shouldn’t have been driving. If he wasn’t
driving it wouldn’t have happened.”
Insp Smith said the smash was one of two “which really didn’t need to
The driver could face charges of culpable driving in relation to Ebony’s
death and serious injury and dangerous driving charges in relation to those
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