Wyndham Vale lake crash: Police re-enact scene

Police are re-enacting the Wyndham Vale crash that killed three children when their car plunged into a lake.

One-year-old son Bol, four-year-old daughter Anger and her twin brother Madit died when the Toyota Kluger driven by their mother crashed into Lake Gladman in Wyndham Vale on April 8.

The homicide squad and major collision investigation unit are examining the deaths. The children’s mother, Akon Guode, was released without charge the day after the crash.

Detectives will reconstruct the scene in Manor Lakes Boulevard.

The road has been closed between Pedder Street and Kinglake Drive since 10am.

Victoria Police Sergeant Sharon Darcy said investigators were still appealing for more assistance from the South Sudanese community, in particular those who have knowledge of the family and their movements on the day of the crash.

Hundreds gathered to farewell the children in Werribee on April 18.

The children’s mother sat in the church’s front pew next to their father, Joseph Tito Manyang. Their five-year-old daughter Awel, who survived the crash, was seated between them.

Makok Kuol delivered the eulogies for his cousins, who he called “three beautiful angels”.

– With Patrick Hatch

This story first appeared in The Age


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