Police are hunting two alleged car-crash murderers after a road chase that killed a young father.
NSW detectives say a Ford Territory was being pursued on the Princes Highway when it slammed into the back of a petrol tanker in Albion Park Rail, Shellharbour, after 2am on Saturday.
The two men allegedly chasing the car will be charged with murder when they’re captured.
Daniel Merrett – also known as Daniel Clulow – was in the passenger side of the Ford and died at the scene.
The 25-year-old female driver, believed to be Mr Merrett’s sister, and two other passengers – a man and a woman also aged 25 – were rushed to hospital where they remain in a stable condition.
Investigators believe the SUV was being chased by a silver Toyota Corolla when it smashed into the truck.
Those being pursued had earlier been at a party where a confrontation broke out, according to media reports.
Detectives are now hunting the Toyota’s occupants: Andrew Russell, 34, Darren Butler, 27 and 25-year-old Holly Green.
Russell and Butler are wanted on warrants for murder in relation to the incident while Green is wanted on lesser charges.
Family and friends took to social media on Tuesday to share their grief on what would have been Mr Merrett’s birthday.
A woman who identified as Daniel’s sister, Kyarlee Rose, expressed her sadness.
“I never ever thought this would happened and I miss you so much already,” she wrote on a GoFundMe page to assist the man’s family.
“I will never thought in a million years it would happened I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart I love you to the moon and back.”
Brother Jordyn wrote on Facebook: “This ain’t right, you should be home with your family.”
“You’re a Soulja (sic), you’re my big brother, always there for me when I needed you, even though we had our differences at times we still was brothers.”
My brothers keeper that code will last forever my brother I promise you this ain’t right you should be home with your…
Police released images of Russell, Butler and Green on Tuesday and asked the public to help locate the trio. They also called for dashcam footage or witnesses to come forward.