$11,000 raised in 21 hours for crash victims family

AN online fundraising campaign for the Underhill family, who lost their four-year-old daughter in an horrific crash on the Bruxner Highway, has raised more than $11,000 in less than a day.

About 1.20pm on Friday a red Mazda 323 was travelling west on the Bruxner Highway, about 10km east of Casino, when it collided with a white Subaru Liberty.

As a result of the collision the Mazda was torn in half.

Sergeant Steve Underhill's four-year-old daughter in the back seat received fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Sgt Underhill's other daughter, aged two, who was also in the back seat received serious injuries and was taken to Lismore Hospital before being transferred to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital where she has since regained consciousness and is speaking to her parents.

News of the crash sent shock waves around the Northern Rivers and across Australia when it was revealed Sgt Underhill attended the scene of the incident.

To help the family deal with their grief and ease any financial burdens, Tammie Valle launched a GoFundMe webpage for people to donate to.

"The Underhill family suffered a major tragedy and as a community we all felt helpless in what we could do and many were asking where they could donate to ease the burdens," she wrote.

The 18-year-old female driver of the Mazda was taken to Lismore Hospital with a laceration to her arm.

The seven-year-old female front seat passenger was also taken to Lismore Hospital suffering shock.

The driver and front seat passenger were unrelated to the back seat passengers.

The 81-year-old male driver of the Subaru, who was the sole occupant, was taken to Lismore Hospital with sternum injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses of the crash to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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