Second person dies after NSW vans crash

A head-on crash in Sydney has claimed a second life weeks after a two-year-old girl died as a result of the smash.

Nine family members – three adults and six children ranging from nine months to 16 years old – were travelling in a Toyota HiAce minibus from Griffith to Sydney in late November when it collided with a commercial van at Kemps Creek.

Two-year-old Anelina Nauer died in hospital a short time later.

A 59-year-old male front-seat passenger, initially transferred to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition, did not recover from his injuries and died on Monday, NSW Police said on Friday.

The Griffith family was heading to Sydney at the time of the crash where some were due to fly to Samoa to celebrate Christmas.

The 20-year-old disqualified learner driver of the HiAce was initially charged with 11 offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, driving with a child not restrained and driving while disqualified.

She’ll now face a further charge of dangerous driving occasioning death.

The 20-year-old is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on December 20.

Tributes have poured in from relatives in the wake of the deaths.

“I’m honestly lost for words (I) never thought I would see this day coming,” a woman believed to be the man’s daughter wrote on Facebook.

“God called you home way too soon and way too sudden. I’m forever loving you dad and baby Anelina.”

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