Chloe Lee dies after Williams crash which left her parents and brother seriously injured

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The victims of a tragic crash in the Wheatbelt on Sunday have had to farewell their 10-year-old daughter Chloe.
Camera IconThe victims of a tragic crash in the Wheatbelt on Sunday have had to farewell their 10-year-old daughter Chloe.

The victims of a tragic crash in the Wheatbelt on Sunday have had to farewell their 10-year-old daughter.

The Lee family, who only recently moved to WA from Queensland, made the heartbreaking decision to take their little girl off life support today.

Chloe, as well as her eight-year-old brother Declan and her parents Geoff and Sommar were all airlifted to hospital about 11am on Sunday, after emergency services worked for more than an hour to cut the Lee family from their crushed Pajero.

The Mitsubishi had been travelling north-east on Pinjarra-Williams Road in Williams when it crashed into a tree just after 9.30am.

Geoff, Sommar, Chloe and Declan Lee who were in a tragic car accident in the Wheatbelt town of Williams, in Western Australia.
Camera IconGeoff, Sommar, Chloe and Declan Lee who were in a tragic car accident in the Wheatbelt town of Williams, in Western Australia. Credit: Facebook

Both Chloe and Declan were first taken by St John Ambulance to Narrogin Hospital with serious injuries before being airlifted to Perth Children’s Hospital.

Their dad Geoff, 44, and mum Sommar, 42, were flown to Royal Perth Hospital by RAC Rescue helicopter with serious injuries.

Family friend Barbara Wilkinson said Geoff had suffered spinal injuries and various internal injuries, while Sommar had sustained a broken pelvis, legs and wrist and severe facial lacerations.

“Their eight-year-old son Declan has numerous cuts and bruises to his entire body ... 10-year-old Chloe has suffered head and spinal injuries and is on life support in Perth Children’s Hospital,” Ms Wilkinson said on a GoFundMe page she created for the family.

WA Police this afternoon confirmed little Chloe had sadly died.

The Mitsubishi had been travelling north-east on Pinjarra-Williams Road in Williams when it crashed into a tree just after 9.30am.
Camera IconThe Mitsubishi had been travelling north-east on Pinjarra-Williams Road in Williams when it crashed into a tree just after 9.30am. Credit: 7NEWS

More than $25,000 has so far been raised to help bring her body back to Caboolture.

“The Lee family are well known in the Townsville and Caboolture area and desperately need everyone's help,” Ms Wilkinson wrote.

“Sommar and Geoff have expressed their wish to return Chloe to her home town of Caboolture for a funeral so that her friend's and relatives have the opportunity to commemorate her short life.

“We are calling on any person or business to give the Lee family a hand, one that will be greatly appreciated in their time of need.”

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