Tragedy strikes family for a second time when murdered toddler’s mother is named as victim of a horror attack
- Kerry Bodney, 31, killed in crash in Balga, Perth
- Her toddler son was murdered by her partner in 2014
For the second time, tragedy has struck a family in Perth after the mother of a murdered toddler, Robert Bodney, was named as the victim of a horrific road accident.
Kerry Bodney, 31, has been identified as the passenger who died on Wednesday morning in an accident in Balga, north Perth, that left four other passengers injured.
Ms Bodney’s two-year-old son, Robert, was shaken to death by her then-partner in 2012.
Kerry Bodney died in a car accident in Balga, north Perth, on Wednesday morning
Her toddler son Robert Bodney was shaken to death in 2012 by her then-partner Wayne Murray Narkle
Wayne Murray Narkle was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison in 2014 and warned he may never be released.
The accident happened around 11:40 am on Wednesday on Mirrabooka Avenue near Beach Road in Balga.
Police say Ms. Bodney was a passenger in a black BMW sedan traveling east on Beach Road when it collided with another car traveling south on Mirrabooka Avenue.
Friends and family took to social media to share tributes after hearing the tragic news.
“I can’t believe such a loving, beautiful person is taken so tragically and heartbreakingly,” Brenda Turvey wrote.
“I hope your son is waiting at the gate with open arms to greet his mother.”
Kayla Woods wrote, ‘Rest in paradise my love. You are now with your son, my sister.’
Mrs Bodney at her son Robert’s grave in a photo she posted to Facebook in January