Sydney Storm: Tributes Flow For Teenage Crash Victim
A teenager killed in a car crash in yesterday's wild weather is being remembered as a gorgeous boy and much-loved Pennant Hills High School student.
Dylan Langhorne was being driven by his 17-year-old brother on Wednesday morning, when their car collided head-on with a 4WD on The Esplanade at Thornleigh.
14-year-old Dylan died at the scene, while his brother was taken to hospital.
On Wednesday night, the boys' step mother Janda Thompson posted on Facebook, "if only I could hold my boy another time, I love you Dylan Langhorne."
She went on to describe the crash as a "tragic accident."
'I will never forget our special bond we had and you could tell me anything. Love you my darling...'
There has been an outpouring of grief ever since.
The local soccer club, Thornleigh Thunder FC, is running a Meal Train for Janda and Dylan's father, Shane Langhorne, and their children.
It allows members of the community to sign up to cook meals for the family -- so far, their dinners are covered well into January.
"None of us can comprehend how they feel right now, nor begin to know what to say and do," the club posted on Facebook.
"We offer our deepest sympathies to Shane and Janda and families."
There's also a GoFundMe page, to help cover the costs of Dylan's funeral - it's raised more than half of its $10,000 goal.
"They will need all our help in helping to look after the 4 children and their grief for Dylan," the post said.
Back at the scene on Thursday, friends left flowers and notes, while others wrote condolences in chalk on the road.
Dylan was in Year 9 at Pennant Hills High School.
The school's student leadership council, revealed how students are feeling.
"Today our hearts broke as we learnt about the passing of one of our dearly loved students. We cannot begin to explain the heart-break this has brought upon our school and its community. Our thoughts, hopes & prayers are with the family, friends, students and teachers who are grieving," the Penno Student Leadership Council posted on Facebook.
The school also released a statement through the Education Department, saying it's "deeply saddened" by Dylan's death.
"The student was a much loved member of the school. The school community's thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with the student's family and friends."
The school is also providing "extensive" support to students and staff.
The deluge that hit Sydney yesterday has been described as a once in 100 year event.
Dylan Langhorne was among three people who died.
An SES volunteer in his 40s suffered a suspected heart attack as he helped others, while a man died after his car hit a pole at South Wentworthville last night.