$20,000 Raised In One Day For Hoang Family Killed In Horror Crash
More than $20,000 has been raised in less than 24 hours for the Hoang family after a horror crash that claimed the lives of two of its members.
Katherine Hoang, 23, who was pregnant with twins, and her husband Bronco Hoang, 25, were taking his little sister Anh, 17, for a test drive, when they were involved in a deadly car crash.
Katherine and Anh were killed, while Bronco remains in a critical condition in hospital.
An allegedly unlicensed driver has been charged with manslaughter over the crash, and remains in hospital in a stable condition under police guard.
A GoFundMe page set up by cousins of the Hoang family has raised more than $20,000 in less than 24 hours, with organisers telling ten daily that part of the money will go to the paramedics who attended the crash.
"Our goal is to fundraise as much money to provide both Katherin and Anh's family with financial support, as well as showing our gratitude to the trauma team," organiser Lucy La told ten daily.
Generous members have the public have been donating to the page and keeping the family in their thoughts.
"There are no words to describe this tragedy. My thoughts are with the sole survivor and I hope that he can pull through, rebuild his life again, and find happiness one day," wrote Jadwiga De Marchi.
"I am so very sorry for your terrible losses. I can only imagine your pain, and I wish I could do more to help," wrote Michelle Zammit.
An unspecified portion of the money will be donated to the trauma team "to thank them for everything they've done", said La.
Paramedics told reporters that it was one of the worst crashes they'd ever seen, and witnesses called it a "mangled mess".
"When they took the covers off, you could hardly even tell they were cars," local resident Linda Jenkins told Ten Eyewitness News.
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