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Rose and Ian Hampel die after a terrible accident just meters from their home in Magdala, South Australia

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Rose Hampel, 63, and Ian Hampel, 67, from Magdala, died when their vehicle collided with a truck on Owen Road, about 70 kilometers north of Adelaide, on Friday afternoon.

A married couple who died in a horror collision with a truck in South Australia have been identified.

Rose Hampel, 63, and Ian Hampel, 67, from Magdala, died when their vehicle collided with a truck on Owen Road, about 70 kilometers north of Adelaide, on Friday afternoon.

The 55-year-old truck driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and shock.

Rose Hampel, 63, and Ian Hampel, 67, from Magdala, died when their vehicle collided with a truck on Owen Road, about 70 kilometers north of Adelaide, on Friday afternoon.

The accident occurred a few hundred meters from his house.

The Hampels played together in the soft rock band 4titude.

They also stayed to defend their home during the Pinery fires in 2015.

Tributes have poured in for the Hampbels, who were remembered as a “beautiful couple”.

“I wish to report that my cousin Ian Hampel and his wife Rose sadly lost their lives in a car accident on Friday, May 17, 2024,” Mr. Hampel’s cousin wrote on the Wilmington Community Board page.

‘Ian was the eldest son of Ken and Eunice Hampel, formerly of Wilmington, SA. Our deepest condolences to Elaine, David and their families. Together forever.’

Nephew Ray Hampel wrote: ‘I’m going to miss them and especially Uncle Ian’s random conspiracy chatter! He knew what destiny was in this world!’ wrote his nephew.

“My heart hurts, this is so unfair,” one friend wrote.

The 55-year-old truck driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and shock.

The 55-year-old truck driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and shock.

Ms Hampbel had worked at National Pharmacies and as a hairdresser, and was remembered by clients and employees as a “lovely person” and “a great boss”.

Their deaths mark the 35th and 36th lives lost on South Australia’s roads this year.

Detectives are investigating the cause of the accident.

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