Driver of a ute involved in a horror head-on crash that killed a pregnant mother and her unborn child dies in hospital a weeks later
- Tess Clark, 34, and unborn baby Asher Clark died following head-on collision
- The ute driverslammed into Ms Clark’s SUV in Pakenham South, Melbourne
- Two weeks since incident, the 62-year-old driver died in hospital from injuries
- The woman had two toddlers in the SUV who only suffered minor injuries
Tess Clark (pictured) was pregnant at the time of the collision and died along with her unborn baby
The driver of a ute involved in a horror collision that killed a mother and her unborn baby has died in hospital.
The 62-year-old man was behind the wheel of the utility when it collided with an SUV on Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road in Pakenham South, Melbourne on the morning of February 4.
He was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died on February 13, police confirmed.
Tess Clark, 34, the driver of the SUV, was driving her two sons to school when the crash occurred.
Ms Clark was pregnant at the time and suffered life-threatening injuries. She was flown to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.
She died in hospital along with her unborn baby Asher Clark. Her sons escaped the crash with minor injuries.
The woman’s two passengers, both young children taken to The Royal Children’s Hospital in a stable condition (pictured: scene of the crash)
Close friend of Tess Clark, Melissa Tansey posted a moving tribute to Facebook on Friday
Melissa Tansey, believed to be Ms Clark’s close friend posted a touching tribute to Facebook on February 5.
‘Yesterday I got that phone I never would have though I would receive. In that moment my life changed’, she wrote.
‘I am lost for words. I didn’t want to wake up this morning cause I was hoping there would have been a mistake.
‘Tess Clark I am broken. You played such a massive part in my life for the past 19 years. I just cannot believe you won’t be hear any more,’ she wrote.
‘You where not only my best friend, you where my soulmate and my sister. I don’t know what to do with out you.
Ms Tansey promised to look after Ms Clark’s two young boys and her partner Shane as much as she could in the emotional tribute to her friend
Ms Tansey posted a heart breaking tribute to her best friend Tess Clark on Facebook
‘I will love you forever… Rest in peace lover and to my beautiful nephew who didn’t get a chance to live.
‘Tess Clark 13.06.86 – 04.02.21. Asher Clark 04.02.21 born sleeping.’
Major collision investigation unit detectives have been told the white ute collided with several other vehicles on the road, prior to the fatal head-on crash with the SUV.
The damage to the other vehicles hit by the ute was minor.
Five people were treated by paramedics at the scene, including another person who was taken by road ambulance to Dandenong Hospital.