A COMMUNITY is in mourning and a father is yet to know he has lost his entire family after a mother and her three children were killed in a horror head-on crash with a bus in the Goldfields.
A Zimbabwean family of four is reportedly dead after a horrific head on collision with a Bus in Australia.
Police have confirmed a woman, two girls – aged nine and seven – and a 12-month-old boy died when their small Hyundai Getz hatchback collided head-on with a 40-seater white Hino bus shortly before 7pm last night about 15km north of Kambalda on the Goldfields Highway.
The family is said to have collided with the bus in bad weather conditions, on their way home after attending church in Kalgoorlie.
It is reported the mother and her children Zimbabwean nationals who had been living in WA for about two-and-a-half years.
Friends of the mother were in shock today at the senseless tragedy, saying the young family would be terribly missed.
“I just wish it was just a dream and we’ll wake up and she’ll be just there,” one family friend told Nine News.
Another friend said: “We have come to be like one close family from Zimbabwe. Whatever happens to one we take as ours as well, so we still can’t believe it.”
A 20km exclusion zone was set up around the crash site.
The crash happened on the Goldfields Highway at Feysville, about 30km south of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, midway between Kalgoorlie and Kambalda.
Police say all three children were properly restrained.
Initially it was believed the horror crash had claimed three lives, but early this morning police found the body of a fourth victim, another child, close to the crash scene.
The family involved has not yet been named.