Car split in two in fatal high-speed crash

We don't often post images of crashes where someone died, but there's a lesson in this tragic crash that claimed two young Australian men earlier today about fast cars, young people and alcohol.

Tom Dymond, a 20-year-old man, and his 19-year-old passenger Shaun Payne were killed when Dymond's VE Holden Commodore sedan slammed into a palm tree at around 1 a.m. today near Perth, Australia.

The investigation is still underway, but a senior crash investigator says "obviously speed is a factor… from the vehicle itself speed would appear to be a major factor." Another officer described it as "extremely high speed" and that they suspect "alcohol and/or drugs might have been involved."

Even if substances weren't involved, the speed one has to travel to completely sheer the side of a vehicle off must be high. College students returning home from Christmas please try to learn from this tragic mistake and avoid any situations that might result in something like this.

(Hat tip to 7shades)

Photo Credit: PerthNow