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Brothers killed in Sydney crash identified

Two brothers killed after a car slammed into a tree in Sydney’s south have been identified, with tributes pouring in for the “beautiful boys”.
Two brothers killed after a car slammed into a tree in Sydney’s south have been identified, with tributes pouring in for the “beautiful boys”.

The two boys killed in a horror car crash in Sydney's south have been identified.

Brothers Xavier and Peter Abreu died after the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the Grand Pde in Monterey in Sydney’s south at 9.50pm on Friday.

A young girl was also in the car and suffered minor injuries.

“The beautiful boys lost their lives in tragic circumstances however their memories will live on forever with the family,” a family friend, Jivonne Garrido wrote in a post to GoFundMe on Sunday.

Xavier Abreu, 10, was killed in a crash in Monterey on Friday night. Picture: Supplied
Xavier Abreu, 10, was killed in a crash in Monterey on Friday night. Picture: Supplied
His younger brother Peter Abreu, 9, was also killed. Picture: Supplied
His younger brother Peter Abreu, 9, was also killed. Picture: Supplied
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People lay flowers in honour of the brothers at the crash site. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Simon Bullard.

The boys leave behind father Samuel, mother Olivia and brothers Alex and Jacob.

“We thank everyone who has already shown the size of their hearts with heartfelt messages and flowers at the site,” Ms Garrido said.

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Brothers killed in Monterey crash. Picture GoFundMe
Brothers Xavier and Peter were killed in a car crash in Monterey on Friday night. Picture: GoFundMe
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The tree where the car crashed on Friday night. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer
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Floral tributes have piled up at the scene. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer
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The driver has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving and one count of causing bodily harm. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer

Jimmy Martin Brito, 33, has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of causing bodily harm by misconduct.

Police allege in court documents he was driving in a “manner dangerous to another person” at the time of the impact.

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A court was told the vehicle was allegedly being driven in a dangerous manner at the time of the crash. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Simon Bullard

His lawyer confirmed his client has spoken to the mother of the two boys, and she has offered to “stand by” him.

“He understands what happened but I don’t think he’s fully comprehended (what’s happened,)” his lawyer Mr Arya told reporters outside the court.

“I don’t think he knows if the two little ones have lost their lives.”

He was granted a two week adjournment and will front Sutherland Local Court on September 7.