April 18, 2024

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The community of Trafalgar, Victoria, is reeling from a heart-wrenching tragedy involving a young boy who was killed in a car accident shortly after his mother died of cancer.

Tragic Circumstances
Harley Galea-Smith, just seven years old, was tragically killed along with the adult driver of the car in a collision with a truck on Trafalgar-Willow Grove Rd. The accident occurred just before 5:20 PM on Sunday, and both Harley and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash also claimed the lives of two dogs traveling in the car.

Recent Loss of Mother
Adding to the tragedy, Harley’s mother, Amy Galea, aged 39, passed away just four days before the accident after a brief battle with stage 4 breast cancer. The sudden loss of both mother and son has left the family and community in profound grief.

Community Support and Funeral Arrangements
In response to these tragic events, a friend of the family has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to cover funeral expenses and provide support to the bereaved family. The campaign, titled “Amy and her beautiful boy Harley,” aims to gather community support to help the family cope with this unimaginable loss.

Ongoing Investigations
The driver of the truck involved in the crash was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Victoria Police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision. Concurrently, an investigation is underway regarding a fire in nearby Longwarry, where a home was reported alight around 3:45 PM on the same day. The fire is currently being treated as suspicious.

This series of tragic events has shaken the local community, highlighting the sudden and profound impact such tragedies can have. The community’s response in supporting the grieving family reflects the close-knit nature of Trafalgar and the shared resolve to aid those in distress during such trying times.