An Australian mother-of-two was killed in a gruesome automobile accident, leaving her family and friends in a state of shock and disbelief.
The woman, identified as 38-year-old Jacqui Smith, was travelling on a highway in the state of New South Wales when the tragic event occurred. According to police reports, Ms. Smith’s vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with another car driven by a 24-year-old man.
The impact of the crash was so severe that Ms. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. The driver of the other car was hospitalised with serious injuries.
Ms. Smith was a beloved wife, mother, daughter and friend, and news of the tragedy has left her family in a state of deep sadness and sorrow.
“It’s just so sudden and unexpected,” said her mother, Margaret Smith. “We’re still in shock.”
Ms. Smith’s husband, John Smith, issued a public statement expressing his family’s grief and thanking the community for its support.
“Our family is devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Jacqui,” he said. “We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this difficult time.”
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police suspect that speed may have been a factor.
In a tragic turn of events, Ms. Smith’s death follows the passing of her father two months prior.
The family has requested privacy as they attempt to cope with the loss of a beloved family member.