The seven-year-old girl who died following a head-on smash during school pick-up has been remembered as an “extremely caring” and “bubbly” child.
A tight-knit Victorian community is mourning little Amber Allen’s death who was killed following a crash in the state’s east, which left six others injured.
The two-car crash happened at Brown Coalmine Road near Yallourn North about 3.30pm on Monday.
The seven-year-old was given CPR before she and her 29-year-old mother Kylie Allely were airlifted to hospital, but Amber tragically died three hours later.
The little girl’s grieving grandmother Liz Allen described Amber as “extremely caring”.
“She shared everything she had and didn’t like to see kids upset. If she saw someone upset she would try to cheer them up,” Ms Allen told 7 News in a statement today.
“Amber loved animals, especially giraffes. She was Amber in name and Amber in Nature.
“Her smile was kind, it lit up the room.”
The father of the three children, Gareth Allen is devastated over the tragedy, and trying to work out why it occurred.
The crash has left the Yallourn community heartbroken, City of La Trobe Mayor Darrell White said.
“The community have been very distraught about it, it’s an absolutely tragedy. We really feel for the family,” he said.
Amber’s aunty Janie Allen has set up a GoFundMe page to raise $2,000 to help little Amber’s family “give this beautiful girl the send off she deserves”.
Others injured in head-on crash
Amber’s two siblings, brother Elijah, 5, and sister Khaleesi, 3, who were also in the Holden, were taken to the Latrobe Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
Both are reportedly undergoing brain scans, after Elijah suffered spinal fractures and a bleed to the brain following the collision, according to the Herald Sun.
Their mother remains at The Alfred Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
A 49-year-old woman and two 15-year-old boys were in the other car involved in the crash were also taken to the Latrobe hospital in a stable condition. The woman is in surgery today.
The exact circumstances around the crash have yet to be determined but anyone who saw the incident or who may have dash cam footage have been urged to call police.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.