1. Family of high school sweethearts killed in horror Adelaide crash reach out for help.
Heartbroken family members of two Year 12 students who tragically died in a car crash are reaching out for help to pay for the teenagers funerals.
Hayden Perkins, 17 and Mikayla Eastwood, 18, died after their car collided head on with a teacher from Eastern Fleurieu School, where the couple had just finished Year 12.
The teacher, 31, sustained minor injuries and is receiving school support.
Amity Richardson, a cousin of Perkins’, told 7 News they were a month apart and did everything together.
Richardson is now fundraising for Perkins’ funeral to help take the pressure off his parents, and Eastwood’s family have also set up a fundraising page.
Between the two, more than $23,000 has been raised.
Tributes have poured in for the couple, who were both well-known in the community for their love of sport.
Strathalbyn Strikers Soccer Club president Nick Brook told The Advertiser the young couple had been “inseparable” for many years.
He said Mikayla was a gifted soccer player who loved the game so much she began coaching younger players last year. He also said Hayden was a regular visitor at trainings.
“Hayden never played soccer, he liked basketball, but as she was coaching he would be there helping,” Brook said.
“He was always there willing to help and be there with Mikayla.”
In a statement, Eastern Fleurieu School principal Ian Kent offered his deepest condolences to the friends and family of the couple.
2. NSW top cop backs Renae Lawrence decision.
Hours after Renae Lawrence touched down in Australia for the first time in more than 13 years, the NSW Police Commissioner has confirmed the convicted drug smuggler would be taken to court https://t.co/yIjKXEvUxA
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) November 22, 2018