Devastating update two months after woman, 22, seriously injured in horror crash
A 22-year-old woman who bravely fought for her life for two months after a horror crash has sadly passed away in hospital.
Macy Edwards was on his way home to the Tasmanian town of Wynyard from a guiding course in Launceston on March 28 when the accident happened.
She was rushed to Hobart Hospital where she remained in an induced coma while specialist doctors treated her injuries.
Once stable, Ms Edwards was flown to Melbourne with brain and heart trauma and broken ribs, pelvis and collarbone.
Macy Edwards, 22, passed away two months after a car accident
Ms Edwards was on her way home to the Tasmanian town of Wynyard from a guiding course in Launceston on March 28 when the accident happened
Sadly, a spokesperson for the Edwards family announced on Friday after 10 weeks of hospitalization that Ms. Edwards had passed away.
“It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform you that Macy passed away yesterday surrounded by her family,” they said.
“Words cannot ease the pain we know this will bring to many of you. I can only encourage you with the belief that Macy is now free and 22 forever – her life was full of adventure, laughter and vibrancy, and that will continue to be her legacy.
Macy Edwards (center) and her family. Image: Delivered
“We ask all of you as a community to continue to come together to put your arms around each other and the Edwards” through this difficult time. We will provide an update on funeral details in the coming days.”
A GoFundMe account opened days after the accident raised more than $61,655 to support Ms. Edwards’ family, including her mother Celisa, who is a deputy mayor in the northeastern part of the state.
The fundraiser organizers, Allie House and Fiona Pearce, said Macy was “destined to help people.”
Macy Edwards tragically died after a horror crash. Image: Delivered
“In the past 10 weeks you have showered Steve, Celisa, Kinae, Lakia and Themis with the most extraordinary amount of love, prayer, thoughts, acts of service and generosity, and on behalf of the family, thank you just doesn’t feel enough,” they said.
“You all completely helped them through this while taking care of Macy and trying to fix her with everything they had.
“Unfortunately, the extent and permanence of Macy’s brain injury was irreversible and yesterday Heaven inherited the most joyful soul it will ever have.”
Ms Edwards was flown to Melbourne and suffered brain and heart trauma and broken ribs, pelvis and collarbone. Image: Instagram
Mayor of Burnie Teeny Brumby took to Facebook to share her condolences.
“Our community sympathizes with the Edwards family for their loss, as Macy was a lively, adventurous and spirited young lady, who served us coffee in several cafes on the coast,” she said.
“She will be greatly missed. I just wanted to express our sincere condolences to the Edwards family on behalf of our Northwest Coast community at this time.”