Family heartbroken after girl, 7, killed in NT campsite tragedy

·News Reporter
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A single dad of six says life can’t get any worse after his seven-year-old daughter died in a freak accident in Central Australia’s remote outback.

Kim Roser and his family were on a camping trip a few hours northeast of Alice Springs earlier this month when Kahleesi jumped out of the window of his slow-moving car in a rush to be the first to open a gate.

“I just looked back and got out and ran to her,” the emotional father from Queensland’s Toowoomba region told Seven News.

“She had blood coming out her ears, she was all twisted up.

“I don’t know if her head knocked the wheel or what happened.”

Harts Range in Central Australia
Driving through the remote outback in Central Australia, the family didn't have any phone signal during the emergency. Source: Google Maps

Without any phone signal, Mr Roser said he scooped his daughter up and drove as fast as he could to get help.

“All I could do was hold my little girl’s hand and say, ‘Kahleesi, just look into my eyes baby’, and ‘I love you, you’re a big girl, you’re tough, it’s ok’.”

Suffering serious head injuries, the seven-year-old was taken to Harts Range medical clinic before being airlifted to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

She died the next day from her injuries.

“We just want to wake up from this nightmare,” Mr Roser said.

“Everyone who knows her is hurting.

“I don’t think life can get any worse.”

Kim Roser and his daughter Kahleesi (left) and Kahleesie in a costume (right)
Kim Roser has described his daughter as a 'mini me' who would do anything to help anyone. Source: Seven News

While police in the Northern Territory continue to investigate the incident, a Go Fund Me page has been set up to bring Kahleesi’s body home.

“I’m hoping to help my friend Kim who lost his seven-year-old daughter in a tragic vehicle accident this week,” the organiser Susan Brown wrote on June 11.

“They were travelling interstate and now need to take this little darling home to send her off.”

She added that Kim was a single full-time father who works really hard to provide for his children.

Kim Roser and his six children
Seven-year-old Kahleesi was one of six children, with her dad describing his kids as his entire world. Source: Seven News

While the family attempts to come to terms with the devastating loss, little Kahleesi’s legacy will live on forever.

According to her father, all of her organs were donated to save other kids’ lives.

“She would’ve wanted that,” Mr Roser said.

“She was just like me, a mini me, [and] I’d do anything for anybody too.”

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