A father has appeared in court for the first time after being accused of covering up his son’s alleged involvement in a high-speed crash that killed two Sydney siblings.
Johnson Kokozian, 20, remains on remand on charges stemming from the deadly smash in Heckenberg on September 1.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG SUV he was allegedly driving smashed head-on into a car containing siblings Alina Kauffman, 24, and Ernesto Salazar, 15, killing them both.
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Police allege Kokozian fled the scene after crashing while travelling at nearly double the speed limit for the 50km/h zone.
His father Kagadour Hanna Kokozian faced Liverpool Local Court on Thursday charged with concealing an indictable offence and hindering a police operation.
Police allege the father and son, together with Johnson’s 22-year-old girlfriend Tiana Savignano, discussed a cover story and made false reports to investigators following the crash.
Kagadour Kokozian (centre) is accused of covering up his son’s alleged offending. Credit: AAPSiblings Alina Kauffman, 24, and Ernesto Salazar, 15, died in the crash. Credit: 7NEWS
Savignano has also been charged with concealing a serious indictable offence and hindering the police investigation.
Kokozian’s friend Cruz Pamoana Davis-Tuka and another woman, Laila Moukhallaletti, have also been charged with helping to conceal the crime.
Earlier this month, Savignano pleaded guilty to filming her boyfriend during a Parramatta Local Court bail hearing on September 3 as he faced one charge of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death.
She will be sentenced over the illegal filming incident on November 27.
Johnson and Kagadour Kokozian, along with Savignano, Davis-Tuka and Moukhallaletti, will all come before Campbelltown Local Court on November 1 for a mention over charges relating to the Heckenberg crash.
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