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January 9, 2023 60 mins

This is the story of Nicholas Holbrook, known to his friends as 'Nick'.

At just 18, the friendly and outgoing teen was tragically killed in a single car crash on West Lakes Blvd, West Lakes. The car, driven by Nick's best mate Phillip, smashed into a tree at speed trapping Nick in the passenger seat.

While Phillip sustained only minor injuries, Nick passed away in the early hours of Friday, 12 June 2009.

In this debut episode of our 'Fatal Five' podcast, Nick's parents Glynis and Michael speak openly about their loss and the ongoing pain they still experience, Phillip shares his pain in learning of the fact that he had killed his mate from Nick’s dad while he was in hospital and emergency service workers speak about attending the scene that night.

Featured on the podcast are:

Michael Holbrook – father of Nicholas Holbrook
Glynis Holbrook – mother of Nicholas Holbrook
Phillip Wright – offending driver
Sergeant Gino Spiniello – police officer who attend the crash
Anne Beard – friend of Nicholas Holbrook
Brevet Sergeant Lauren Kearns – Major Crash Investigation Section

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