Pregnant mother and her unborn child are killed in a horror head-on crash between a ute and an SUV
- A woman and her unborn child have died of injuries sustained in head-on crash
- Police said a white ute collided with several vehicles before it hit the SUV
- The woman had two toddlers in the SUV who only suffered minor injuries
- Driver of the ute was flown to the Alfred Hospital, remains in a critical condition
A woman and her unborn child have died after a head-on collision that also left two children in hospital and a man in critical condition.
Police said the white ute collided head-on with a silver SUV in Pakenham South, south-east Melbourne early on February 4.
Tess Clark, from Koo Wee Rup, the driver of the SUV, suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition, Herald Sun reported.
The woman and her unborn baby who died in the head-on collision has been identified as Tess Clark and baby Asher Clark
The 34-year-old woman and her unborn child Asher Clark have since died.
The woman’s two passengers, both young boys, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The children were taken to The Royal Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.
The woman’s two passengers, both young children taken to The Royal Children’s Hospital in a stable condition
The tragedy took place on the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road.
The driver of the ute was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Melissa Tansey, believed to be Ms Clark’s close friend posted a touching tribute to Facebook on Friday.
‘Yesterday I got that phone I never would have though I would receive. In that moment my life changed’, she wrote.
Close friend of Tess Clark, Melissa Tansey posted a moving tribute to Facebook on Friday
‘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.’
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
‘I don’t know what to do with out you.
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.
Police said the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision remained ongoing.
The driver of the ute was airlifted to The Alfred hospital where he remains in a critical condition
The woman and her unborn child were airlifted to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition and have since died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision