A woman who died in a car crash in Peakhurst on Tuesday evening is being remembered by friends as a someone who was "full of life".
Carol Chambers, 66, "was hilarious, the funniest and kindest girl you could meet", long-time friend Sylvia Ross said.
"She had the biggest, biggest laugh."
Ms Chambers, from Queensland, was in a Honda Jazz with three others when Revesby man Tyron Knodler, 21, allegedly crossed a median strip in a stolen Toyota LandCruiser, causing a head-on collision.
Gayle Gibson, 62, a teacher at Canterbury Girls' High School, was also killed.
Ms Gibson's husband, Tony Giorgio, and a third woman, Kim Alden, 62, were injured and taken to St George Hospital before being released on Wednesday.
Ms Ross met Ms Chambers at Liverpool Girls High School in the '60s and they kept in touch after graduation.
They also caught up regularly with other friends and teachers, many travelling "from the far reaches" to attend gatherings.
"We would leave regular reunions, sides aching and tears rolling down our checks," Ms Ross said.
On Tuesday night, Ms Ross received an email from another friend who had seen news of the crash on TV, and was concerned the woman involved could be "our Carol".
Once it was confirmed Ms Chambers had been involved in the crash, Ms Ross said, "You just go into shock, you can’t believe it."
Police allege Mr Knodler stole the LandCruiser early on Monday before stealing a bottle of Jim Beam from a Dan Murphy's in Bankstown about midday on Tuesday.
Mr Knodler, who has never held a licence, blew .166 - three times the legal limit - after the crash, police said.
He was charged with 24 offences including two counts of manslaughter, two counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing death, two counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, high-range drink driving and failing to stop and assist.
He will return to court on May 13.