Young life lost too soon

Tributes and flowers at the site where Philip Vassallo lost his life at 10pm on Friday night in an accident on Andrews Road at Penrith. Pictures: Gary Warrick

Tributes and flowers at the site where Philip Vassallo lost his life at 10pm on Friday night in an accident on Andrews Road at Penrith. Pictures: Gary Warrick

Many in the Hawkesbury community are mourning the death of a 17-year-old youth who died in a car accident on Friday night in Penrith. 

The former Bede Polding College student – Philip Vassallo – will be remembered by his family and friends as the one who always wore a smile, the one they could always rely on and as someone who could brighten anyone’s darkest day.

Mr Vassallo died when the Datsun ute he was driving collided with a Hilux ute on Andrews Road, just after 10pm on Friday.

- For more on this story, see this week's Gazette.

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