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Drug driver Cameron Forsythe admits to killing teenager in Sydney, court said

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The driver of Sydney, who caused the death of a 17-year-old boy, told the court that a fight over “provocative” clothing and rape prompted him to drink heroin before he got behind the wheel.

38-year-old Cameron Forsythe was driving a black Kia Carnival when on January 7, 2021 he left the Hume Highway to Kosula, drove in two lanes, drove to the curb and crashed into a boy who was going to football practice on January 7, 2021 year.

Camera iconShocking scene on Hume Highway in Kosula after drug driver Cameron Forsythe slaughtered a 17-year-old boy. 7 News Credit: Channel 7

The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was thrown into a brick wall, and the car stopped after driving another 200 meters after the collision.

Despite initially lying to police about heroin use, Forsyth pleaded guilty to dangerous driving with aggravating circumstances that led to his death while intoxicated.

Details of the monstrous track record of a father of five were revealed during a hearing in the New South Wales District Court on Thursday.

Emergency services worked to save the boy;  however, while in hospital, he died of severe head injuries.  7 News
Camera iconEmergency services worked to save the boy; however, while in hospital, he died of severe head injuries. 7 News Credit: Channel 7

The court said Forsyth was caught driving while intoxicated, and in September 2020, just four months before the fatal crash, Forsyth fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into another vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

“Honestly, I thought I got away with it,” Forsythe told the court.

“I was an active drug addict.”

Forsythe said a fight with his girlfriend – who said a family member was in provocative clothes and was going to “end up being raped” – prompted him to use heroin before the crash.

“It made me feel emotional,” he said.

“I went to my heroin dealer’s house … I had a big hit … it’s the last thing I remember.”

The rear camera of another driver recorded a terrible blow.  7 News
Camera iconThe rear camera of another driver recorded a terrible blow. 7 News Credit: Channel 7
Police said Cameron Forsythe struggled to keep his eyes open after the crash.  7 News
Camera iconPolice said Cameron Forsythe struggled to keep his eyes open after the crash. 7 News Credit: Channel 7

After the accident, Forsythe said he did not know where he was.

“They gentleman told me, ‘I think you offended someone,'” he said.

“I never forgive myself.

“I ruined my family. I ruined someone else’s family. I hope that in time they will be able to forgive me their inner peace. “

Defense attorney Sarah Talbert said Forsythe “agreed to kill someone” and was “forced to face his demons” in prison.

She said he completed a drug recovery program, passed all drug tests and volunteered to become a teacher for other inmates.

“He has anonymous drug meetings there,” she said.

“His life is turning.”

Crown Attorney Ken Gilson said the veracity of Forsythe’s testimony should be questioned, and his seniority had worsened the case against him.

“He was warned, absolutely warned, that he was a time bomb with his addiction when he was driving in that state,” Mr Gilson said.

“The story of the criminal, supported by a letter from a partner, about why he came that day to use heroin, is just artificial and incredible.”

Judge Ian McClintock will sentence Forsythe on May 27.

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https://thewest.com.au/news/drug-driver-cameron-forsyth-accepts-he-killed-sydney-teen-court-told-c-6692461

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