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Orphan boy fights for life after crash killed his parents

A four-year-old orphan is fighting for life after a horror crash killed both of his parents. 

Eion McEachern suffered a huge brain injury after a head-on collision in Geraldton in the Mid West region of Western Australia on Wednesday, according to 9 News.

His 72-year-old father was killed on impact, while his 41-year-old mother later died in hospital. 

A man performed first aid on the little boy before paramedics arrived at the scene.  

 

A four-year-old orphan (pictured) is fighting for life after a horror crash killed his parents

Eion McEachern suffered a huge brain injury after a head-on collision in Western Australia 

Eion McEachern suffered a huge brain injury after a head-on collision in Western Australia 

His 72-year-old father was killed on impact, while his 41-year-old mother later died in hospital (pictured is a car involved in collision)

His 72-year-old father was killed on impact, while his 41-year-old mother later died in hospital (pictured is a car involved in collision)

Vicki Peovitis, 49, was driving the other vehicle and died at the scene, according to the publication. 

The teacher’s 19-year-old passenger was badly injured and is in hospital suffering from broken ribs, a fractured foot, bruising to her liver and a tear on her intestine.

Ms Peovitis’ family told 9 News she ‘always put the children and her work first’. 

Police are investigating whether a tyre blowout on the man’s car caused it to veer into the path of the other vehicle.

Det Sen Sgt Potter said that was the suggestion of witnesses and if true was ‘highly unlucky, very tragic’ that there was a car in the vicinity when it happened.

Several people, including a nurse and locals, stopped to help and they have been offered counselling because of the tragic scene they witnessed.

‘What they’ve done to help the people in that situation, it’s a great thing to see,’ Det Sen Sgt Potter said.

‘We encourage people to do it if they can but we like to support people when they do as well.’

Vicki Peovitis, 49, was driving the other vehicle and died at the scene on Wednesday

Vicki Peovitis, 49, was driving the other vehicle and died at the scene on Wednesday

The little boy and mother were transported to hospital but his mother died shortly after 

The little boy and mother were transported to hospital but his mother died shortly after 

Det Sen Sgt Potter said although the circumstances were not yet known, there was a general road safety message to get across.

‘Drive within the limits of yourself and your vehicle on roads and be aware of what’s happening around you,’ he said.

Police are examining the vehicles, the way they were driven and the road.

Anyone with information, including dashcam footage, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

A 49-year-old woman driving the other vehicle died at the scene and her 19-year-old passenger was badly injured

A 49-year-old woman driving the other vehicle died at the scene and her 19-year-old passenger was badly injured

The collision between the two four wheeled drives occurred on the Brand Highway in Bonniefield, about 360km north of Perth, just after midday 

The collision between the two four wheeled drives occurred on the Brand Highway in Bonniefield, about 360km north of Perth, just after midday 



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