Two young tradies have died after their car burst into flames at the end of a high-speed police chase.
Cousins Seifeddine Malas, 25, and Jebriel Dandan, 24, died when the silver Audi flipped over a guard rail and down a 20m embankment onto the M4 at Homebush in Sydney.
The car had earlier been seen travelling at 190km/h.
Police and members of the public desperately attempted to rescue the driver and passenger, however they both died at the scene.
“Their efforts were admirable; they went back a number of times despite the heat and the fire in an attempt to remove these persons from the vehicle,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Adam Whyte told reporters on Tuesday morning.
Video of the scene shows plumes of smoke spilling from the charred remains of the vehicle as firefighters tried to extinguish the flames.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte issued an urgent warning to speeding drivers who try to evade police after the incident ended in two deaths.
“If you are speeding and you are detected by the police, it is far easier to stop and accept the consequences of your actions,” he said.
All three westbound lanes of the M4 were closed for hours while the crash site was cleared.
Critical incident investigators are on the scene trying to uncover the circumstances which led to the horror crash.
NSW Police said the investigation will be subject to independent review.