Geraldton WA Day crash tragedy: Aunt pays tribute to Harmonie Cunningham and Nate Stewart on GoFundMe page
The heartbroken aunt of two children killed in a horror crash in WA’s mid-west has paid tribute to the children she says touched “so many hearts”.
Ashlee Cunningham has paid tribute to 10-year-old Harmonie Cunningham and seven-year-old Nate Stewart, who were tragically killed after a long-weekend holiday yesterday.
On a GoFundMe page to raise money for the childrens’ funerals, Ms Cunningham has paid tribute to the step-siblings who were killed instantly when the car collided with another south-east of Geraldton.
“Let's give these two beautiful kids the send off they deserve,” she asked donors.
“All donations will be spent towards the funeral and memorial for the 2 beautiful children taken too soon in the car accident of WA day long weekend in Geraldton.
“They both have made such an incredible impact on so many hearts. We love you Harmonie and Nate. Lots of love Aunty Ashlee.”
An accompanying photo shows the youngsters smiling with their arms around each other.
Generous West Australians had raised almost $10,000 of the $15,000 target within just four hours of the fundraiser being launched today.
Friends offered words of support and offered condolences as some chipped in hundreds of dollars each.
“Two precious much loved children who will be so missed by so many including my son Brandon and grandson Zane xxx,” wrote one donor.
“Beautiful souls taken way too soon! Thinking of you Ash & all the family xx,” wrote another.
Police say a grey Mazda 3 sedan was travelling south-west on McCartney Road when it collided with a Ford F250 utility at the intersection of Edward Road.
The back of the sedan was obliterated, with debris sent sprawling across the road.
The children were rear-seat passengers in the Mazda. A man in his 30s, who was also a rear passenger in the Mazda, was rushed to Geraldton Regional Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
“The driver and front seat passenger of the Mazda as well as the driver and passenger of the Ford were conveyed to Geraldton Regional Hospital with minor injuries,” police said.
Major Crash investigators have asked for witnesses to the crash to contact police.