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AustraliaFamily of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids

09:41  10 june  2019
09:41  10 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Handwritten note found near scene of crash that killed mother and her four children

Handwritten note found near scene of crash that killed mother and her four children "There is a potential that there was an intention for someone to die."

Family of mother , 35 , killed in ' murder - suicide ' crash with her four children will donate $ 5 , 000 each to the truck drivers involved ' for their efforts ' trying to rescue the mum and kids . Charmaine McLeod, 35, died in a horror car crash with her four kids on May 27. Police suspect it was a

Family and friends have gathered for the funerals of four young children who passed away in a car crash in Their mother , Charmaine, also passed away when her car collided with a truck on the Bunya Charmaine’s family said they would donate over $ 5 , 000 to the two truck drivers involved .

The family of a woman killed along with her four young children in a horror car crash will donate more than $5,000 to the two innocent truck drivers involved.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The family of Charmaine McLeod, 35, will give more than $5,000 to the driver of a truck they slammed into in a horror highway smash Charmaine McLeod, 35, was killed along with Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4 and Zaidok, 2, when her car collided head-on with a truck on May 27.

The crash on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia in Queensland, three hours from their Hervey Bay home, is being treated as a suspected murder-suicide.

Ms McLeod's sister Katie Harris posted on social media on Monday that the family has decided to use some of the proceeds of a fundraiser to support two truck drivers involved in the accident.

Chilling twist in horror head-on smash: Handwritten note is found 200m from the scene of crash that killed a mother and her four children - as police say the letter points to murder-suicide

Chilling twist in horror head-on smash: Handwritten note is found 200m from the scene of crash that killed a mother and her four children - as police say the letter points to murder-suicide The note, which is believed to have been written by Charmaine Harris McLeod, 35, was discovered close to the scene of the horror crash, northwest of Brisbane. Ms McLeod died instantly when the car she was travelling in collided head on with a truck on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia in Queensland, just after 7pm on Monday.

Chilling twist in horror head-on smash: Handwritten note is found 200m from the scene of crash that killed a mother and her four children - as police say the letter points to murder - suicide . Ms McLeod died instantly when the car she was travelling in collided head on with a truck on the Bunya

Father of kids killed in horror car crash in Queensland says they were murdered. A father who lost his four children in a suspected murder - suicide car crash says he warned police and child While there is still no official sequence of events leading up to the crash , a truck driver named Mark who

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The smouldering wreckage of the truck after the crash with Ms McLeod's car, which set both vehicles on fire A GoFundMe page raised $18,800 for funeral costs.

'We have decided to distribute the last of the funds to the drivers of the trucks involved, for their effort and to try and ease their financial burdens at this time,' Ms Harris said.

Both the driver of the truck Ms McLeod hit, and another truck driver named 'Mark' who she overtook moments before the crash, will receive $5,855.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Both the driver whose truck collided with Ms McLeod's car and 'Mark', who she overtook moments before the crash, will receive $5,855 The four children will be farewelled at a joint funeral in Hervey Bay at 1pm on Friday in a separate service to their mother.

More lives lost on Queensland roads after worst week for traffic deaths

More lives lost on Queensland roads after worst week for traffic deaths It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more lives have been lost. Fifteen people have been killed in a matter of days, the latest - two women and a man in a high-speed smash near Bundaberg. The driver of dark blue Commodore veered onto the wrong side of the road, at 100 kilometres an hour. Police don’t know why. Two people travelling the other way stood no chance, and all three, aged in their 60s, were killed. A third car was caught in the chaos, and two other people were taken to hospital. Lee Chamberlain from the Forensic Crash Unit, said: “It's just another tragic loss of life really.

A horror car crash that killed a Queensland mother and her four children may not have been an 'There were no skid marks': Mystery deepens over a shocking crash which killed a mother , 35 , and He suffered burns to his arms while heroically trying to free the family from the car as it was engulfed

Kumbia fatal crash : Father of four kids killed in head-on collision speaks out. Charmaine Harris McLeod and her four children were killed when Floral tribute have been left for the young family at their local Hervey Bay church.Source:Facebook. Ms McLeod, 35 , was behind the wheel of her Nissan

More than 150 people attended a memorial held for Ms McLeod and her children last Friday night in Hervey Bay.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The crash on the Bunya Highway near Kumbia in Queensland, three hours from their Hervey Bay home, is being treated as a suspected murder-suicide

Disney songs played before the service and some of Ms Mcleod's family members came to the memorial dressed as angels while many of the children dressed as superheroes.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police suspect Ms McLeod (pictured with her son) intentionally crashed her car into the oncoming truck after veering on to the wrong side of the highway The truckie whose truck she hit, a 47-year-old man, was injured when he jumped out of his mangled cab and tried to free the family from their burning car.

Mark, the driver of the truck who Ms McLeod overtook, said he also tried to rescue the family but the fuel tank burst and engulfed the car in flames.

Mother suspected of killing herself and her four children in fiery car crash was investigated by child safety officers months before as she made cries for help online

Mother suspected of killing herself and her four children in fiery car crash was investigated by child safety officers months before as she made cries for help online Charmaine Harris McLeod and her four children were killed in a fiery car crash north-west of Brisbane on Monday. According to a December Facebook post, child safety officers were investigating the family.

Saddest garage sale: Toys and clothes belonging to four children and their mother , 35 , ' killed in a murder - suicide crash ' are put up for sale - as it's The sister of a woman killed along with her four young children in a horror car crash has begun the painful process of selling off their possessions.

Did mum kill herself and four children on purpose? Horror head-on smash is now being Homicide cops investigating crash that killed Charmaine McLeod and her kids . Initial investigations showed the mother -of-four had tried to overtake a truck by driving on the wrong side of the road when she

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Aaleyn, 6, pictured at her preschool graduation, initially survived the crash but died on theb way to hospital He also contradicted reports that the crash happened as she tried to overtake his truck on the crest of a hill.

'I was right behind her and although I won't discuss anything I saw with anyone other than the detective in charge, I will not let this family think she overtook me dangerously. She did not. Fact,' he wrote on social media.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Matilda, 5, pictured with her daycare teacher, was killed inside the car along with her mother and brothers

Mark said Ms McLeod had overtaken him some distance back, without incident. although he would not go into detail about what he saw next.

'It's just not right that the families who are going through hell will spend the rest of their lives thinking those kids died because their mother overtook dangerously,' he said.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Zaidok, 2, pictured at daycare, was the youngest of the four siblings killed in the crash 'I can't talk about the impact in front of me, but I can say she overtook me very safely.

Truck driver who witnessed crash where mother and her four children died in suspected murder-suicide says she was NOT overtaking when she drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle

Truck driver who witnessed crash where mother and her four children died in suspected murder-suicide says she was NOT overtaking when she drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle The truck driver who was behind a Queensland mother-of-four who died alongside her children in a horror crash last Monday night says she was not overtaking him at the time.

REVEALED: Mother suspected of killing herself and her four children in fiery car crash was investigated by The body gets involved in such cases after a child who is known to the department within the past 12 months It remains unclear why the family were so far from their Hervey Bay home.

Charmaine McLeod, 35 , was killed along with her four children in Queensland. His emotional tribute follows revelations the hero truck driver involved in the collision tried to pull a mother Three of Ms McLeod's children were unable to be rescued and died in the back seat of the family 's station

'What happened in front of me few dozen metres later is up to the experts to determine.'

Ms Harris is now selling off her sister, nephews, and nieces' possessions as she prepares to bury the family wiped out in the fiery crash.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited More than 150 people attended a memorial service last Friday night for Ms Mcleod and her four children

Photos of the items for sale showed four children's bikes, a toy car, and a $100 dining table piled high with CDs and boxes of other goods.

Ms Harris said she also had several single mattresses available when a prospective buyer responded to her post on a local buy and sell group.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Disney songs played before the service and some of Ms Mcleod's family members came to the memorial dressed as angels while many of the children dressed as superheroes Ms Harris was frequently seen at Ms McLeod's home in the Hervey Bay suburb of Eli Waters, and was very close to the children.

The devoted aunt has struggled with them all being killed in the days since the crash, posting heartbreaking photos of the family on her Facebook.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Charmaine McLeod, 35, died was killed along with Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4 and Zaidok, 2, when her car collided head-on with a truck on May 27 'I miss them so much,' she wrote on Monday, next to a photo of the four children smiling happily.

Truck fire shuts down Hume Motorway in Sydney

Truck fire shuts down Hume Motorway in Sydney A truck fire on one of the country's busiest roads has traffic backed up for 7km. The crash on the Hume Motorway in southwest Sydney has caused massive delays, closing two of the four northbound lanes in the Campbelltown area. The driver managed to separate the back of the truck from the cab and escaped without injury after the blaze started about 4am. Police are urging drivers to avoid the area if they can. The crash comes as NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Corboy issued a warning to drive safely in the heavy rain afflicting the east coast.

EXCLUSIVE: Truck driver who witnessed crash where mother and her four children died in Charmaine McLeod died along with her four children in QLD last Monday night Police are investigating the crash as a murder - suicide after suspicious findings

Queensland crash probed as homicide after mum and four kids killed . Ms Harris had been driving southbound at 7.20pm in a Nissan station wagon near Kumbia when she attempted to overtake a truck it had been following, only to The truck flipped in the collision and both vehicles burst into flames.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The four children will be mourned at a joint funeral in Hervey Bay at 1pm on Friday in a separate service to their mother

Police suspect Ms McLeod intentionally crashed her car into the oncoming truck after veering on to the wrong side of the highway.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Both the driver whose truck collided with Ms McLeod's car and 'Mark', who she overtook moments before the crash, will receive $5,855 Investigators reportedly found a handwritten note 200m from the scene that led to homicide detectives being assigned to the case.

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart confirmed the crash was 'absolutely' being investigated as a homicide.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ms Mcleod's sister Katie Harris is now selling off her sister, nephews, and nieces' possessions as she prepares to bury the family wiped out in the fiery crash He said homicide detectives were working the case as 'there is a potential that there was an intention for someone to die'.

There were no skid marks along the wrong side of the road where Ms McLeod's car hurtled towards the truck that crushed it and killed everyone inside.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There is also a $100 dining table piled high with CDs and boxes of other goods

Commisioner Stewart said it may take some time to uncover what caused the crash and, for the time being, the deaths haven't been added to the national road toll.

Police also don't know where Ms McLeod was heading when the accident occurred, as the car was travelling south along the highway, about three hours from home.

Baby saved from fiery crash as more die on Queensland roads

Baby saved from fiery crash as more die on Queensland roads Another two people are killed on Queensland roads in a fiery smash on the Bruce Highway in the state's north, but a quick-thinking truck driver manages to save the life of a baby passenger.

Officials believe the two families in a rented minivan were possibly vacationing in Southern California. "It was very horrific seeing them trying to get their families out, us Williams and his partner tried to help the fathers rescue their loved ones, even using a fire extinguisher, but to no avail.

- Five members of a New Jersey family , including four children , were killed Friday in a All the kids and one of the adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other adult was transported to a Jaffe said that a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck a northbound passenger car.

They believed the family were driving from the Bundaberg area, about 90 minutes north of Hervey Bay.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The devoted aunt was frequently seen at Ms McLeod's home in the Hervey Bay suburb of Eli Waters, and was very close to the children Superintendent Dave Johnson previously said officers were looking at the case from 'all angles' to determine the exact causative factors.

Despite being part of a seemingly happy family, Ms McLeod posted comments in online support groups about troubles in her life, including her marriage breakdown.

On one occasion, she wrote about about feeling 'lost and alone', while in another post she replied to a question about items she would rescue from a burning house.

'My children can't be replaced, so I would rescue my children first,' she wrote.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A family picnic from 2017 with the four children and Ms McLeod's former husband James and sister Katie

The family is alleged to have also had involvement with the Department of Child Safety, but the department refused to comment on the matter.

A friend of Ms McLeod said she was in the process of moving when her life was cut short.

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Investigators reportedly found a handwritten note 200m from the scene that led to homicide detectives being assigned to the case In an emotional farewell to her close friend, the woman wrote: 'The night you all grew your wings was meant to be your fresh start.'

'No one knows exactly what happened and why it happened but it happened and your fresh start ended so quickly.

' Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A friend of Ms McLeod said she was in the process of moving when her life was cut short Thank you for your support and thank you for your chats. Will be forever grateful.'

Family of mother, 35, killed in 'murder-suicide' crash with her four children will donate $5,000 each to the truck drivers involved 'for their efforts' trying to rescue the mum and kids© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Despite being part of a seemingly happy family, Ms McLeod posted comments in online support groups about troubles in her life, including her marriage breakdown (ex-husband James McLeod pictured with their children) The father of the children and Ms McLeod's ex-partner, James McLeod, said there were no friends or family who lived in that area, and he had no idea why they were there at the time of the crash.

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Memorial service for mother and children killed in crash.
The Hervey Bay community is tonight remembering a mother and her four children, killed in a crash at Kumbia near Kingaroy. More than 150 people are attending the memorial service for Charmaine Harris McLeod and her children at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre. Some of Ms McLeod’s family have come dressed as angels, while many children are dressed as superheroes. Disney songs were played before the service began. 1/3 SLIDES © 9News More than 150 people crowded into the hall for the memorial.

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