A girl dies in hospital two days after her mother and older brother were killed in a horrific accident when their Mazda SUV veered off a highway and crashed into a cement truck.
- Baby Ivy clung to life for two days after the accident
- Losing fight for life Wednesday morning
- Mama Katrina and her brother Kai also died.
A girl died after the horrific road accident that tragically claimed the lives of her mother and older brother.
Katrina Sila, 34, and her two-year-old son, Kai Prahastono, were killed instantly when their silver van collided with a cement truck across the Hume Highway in Menangle Park, south-west Sydney, at around 11:20 a.m. am Monday.
Ms Sila’s second child, Ivy, aged three months, was rescued from the rubble and airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Westmead in critical condition.
Sadly little Ivy lost her fight for life early Wednesday morning.
Katrina Sila, 34, pictured with her husband, son Kai Prahastono and baby daughter Ivy, who lost their fight for life on Wednesday.
The 48-year-old truck driver was not injured and will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and will prepare a report for the coroner.
Investigators urged anyone with dashcam vision in the area at the time or anyone with more information to come forward.
It is not clear exactly why Ms. Sila’s car crossed from the southbound lane of the freeway into the northbound lane of the freeway, although the accident occurred not far from a small U-turn bay.
“It’s hard to think anyone survived the wreckage, such a tragic and high-speed incident,” said Ambulance NSW paramedic Mark Gibbs.
Police said Sila was on her way to the family’s home in Denham Court, in south-west Sydney, when the tragedy struck.
Katrina Sila (left) had two children with her husband Ilham (right)
Pictured: Emergency services worked to remove the trapped baby from the car.
The force of the collision catapulted the SUV’s engine a hundred meters down the road, witnesses said, with a photo showing it lying on the side of the road.
The truck driver was uninjured and will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Daily Mail Australia understands that both Ms Sila and her grieving husband, Ilham, work in finance.
A family photo posted online in January shows Ms Sila and her husband smiling as they cradled their son and newborn daughter in their arms.
“We are heartbroken to announce the sad passing of Katrina Sila and her son Kai… a loving daughter, mother, devoted wife, sister and friend to many,” a statement from the family said.
Islamic prayer groups on Facebook posted a post on Tuesday announcing that Ms. Sila, a Thai Muslim, and her son had died in the accident and asked followers to pray for baby Ivy’s recovery.
The latest tragedy comes just days after a father and his two children were killed when their ute crashed into a tree at Coutts Crossing, south of Grafton in northern New South Wales, on Saturday.
Lance Danks Brown, 43, his son Kayden, 14, and daughter Sharna, 11, died at the scene.
Ivy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Westmead, where she clung to life for two days before succumbing to her injuries.