Pregnant mum-of-four watches husband die in horror Queensland crash

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A pregnant mum-of-four is mourning the death of her husband after he was killed in a horror accident on Good Friday.

It's believed Debbie Szilagyi, along with other witnesses, watched on as the motorcycle Alex Szilagyi was riding collided with a car at the intersection of Teys Road and Pepper Tree Drive, in Holmview.

Queensland Police have confirmed a motorcyclist died in the Queensland suburb last week after a two-vehicle crash. The driver of the car was uninjured.

The much-loved dad was a respected member of Queensland's Romanian community, a friend revealed in a tribute on Facebook, admitting the news has "devastated" friends and family.

Alex Szilagyi with his wife Debbie, a mum of four, and their kids
The dad-of-four was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection near Logan, QLD. Source: Go Fund Me/Google Maps

"With the tragic passing of Alex Szilagyi, our hearts are heavy and sit in sadness with our sister Debbie, his beautiful wife left behind with four young children and one on the way," Patricia Nicula said.

Another family friend, Monica Gherghel, said online Mr Szilagyi was "a young God-fearing man" as well as a "wonderful husband and father of four".

Family raise money for grieving wife

Mr Szilagyi’s sister-in-law, Melissa Popa, has created a GoFundMe page following the tragic news in hopes of raising $50,000 for funeral costs and further expenses.

"This page has been set up to help my sister Debbie with funeral costs and ongoing living expenses to alleviate some immediate pressure and help her get back on her feet," Ms Popa wrote.

As of midday on Monday, almost $142,000 had been raised for Mr Szilagyi's family, with those who knew him offering words of support.

Friends remember 'gifted and generous' dad

One person, Ioan Pumnut, remembered the doting dad as a "gifted and generous man who lived to serve others".

Mr Szilagyi "touched the lives of many at home and abroad", he said.

"His enthusiasm and passion for God, Ministry and helping those in need was inspirational. Through his dedication and hard work, he was instrumental in his support for the orphanage project in Uganda while transforming the lives of the children.

"Alex will be forever missed by many, we are heart broken and grieving with those who will miss him most."

Google map view of intersection of Teys Road and Pepper Tree Drive
The accident occurred at the intersection of Teys Road and Pepper Tree Drive in Holmview. Source: Google Maps

Mr Szilagyi worked at the Bethany Apostolic Institute of Theology in Myanmar where he helped translate Romanian to English, the Courier Mail reports.

The school’s pastor, Dr Jethro Ngo Kho, posted a touching tribute on Facebook on behalf of all students calling Mr Szilagyi a "kind, humble and patient" teacher who was "strong in faith".

"I would like to express a word of thanks to Alex and his family for what he has done for us and for our country. He was a great blessing of God for all of us," he said.

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating the accident, which Yahoo News Australia understands could take up to a few months.

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