- Savannah Kemp, five, died in a three-car smash
- A pregnant woman taken to hospital. Her unborn baby died
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The mother of a five-year-old girl who died in a horror smash has revealed her daughter was so excited to go to school that she wore her uniform for weeks.
Savannah Kemp was in a silver Toyota LandCruiser at 2pm on Friday when it crashed into a black Ford Territory and a white Toyota LandCruiser at the intersection on Old Dookie and Boundary Roads in Shepparton East, north of Melbourne.
She died at the scene and the 26-year-old woman who was driving the car was taken to hospital.
On Sunday, Savannah’s mother Bryana Kemp told Daily Mail Australia her only daughter ‘was the most precious, sassy little girl’.
Savannah Kemp is pictured with her mother, Bryana Kemp. The five-year-old died on Friday
Savannah Kemp, 5, was a passenger in the silver LandCruiser when it crashed. She died on the scene
‘She had the biggest heart which was always full of laughter. She never walked anywhere, she danced or skipped. She was so brave and fearless, learnt it from her brothers.
‘Nothing bothered her.’
Savannah was due to start kindergarten at Guthrie Street Primary School with her three older brothers in 2024.
Her mother said, ‘she has been wearing her school uniform around the house for weeks because she was so excited to go to school.
‘She went to her first orientation a week or so back and even had to wear it.’
The youngster wanted to be a ‘fearless ballerina, soccer player’ and had been ‘training’ in the yard with her brothers for weeks before the crash claimed her life.
‘I would always make jokes that she would dance the ball into the goals and that’s exactly what she did with them,’ Ms Kemp said.
Savannah (pictured) was so excited to go to school that she didn’t take her uniform off for weeks
The vehicles – a silver Toyota LandCruiser, a black Ford Territory and a white Toyota LandCruiser – collided at the intersection of Old Dookie and Boundary Roads in Shepparton East about 2pm Friday
‘My sweet little baby, if had the chance would have ruled this world.
‘She was destined for great things.’
A friend of the family launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help cover funeral costs.
Guthrie Street Primary School, where Savannah was due to begin school next year, called for the community to rally around her family.
‘The Guthrie Street School community is saddened at the tragic passing of Savannah Kemp,’ the Facebook post read.
‘Savannah was due to start school at Guthrie St in 2024 and join her brothers. Please support the family throughout this tragic time, either via the meal train option or the GoFundMe pages.’
A 32-year-old pregnant woman driving the Territory was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries.
Police confirmed on Saturday that her unborn child had died.
The driver of the white LandCruiser, a 33-year-old Shepparton man, and his passenger, a 22-year-old Katandra West man, were taken to hospital for observation.
A man who lives near the scene told the Herald Sun he was making a cup of coffee when he heard the crash.
‘You normally hear a screech and a boom, but there was no screech of tyres, just a very strange noise like there (were) two accidents one after the other in quick succession,’ he said.
‘It wasn’t a bang … I thought that sounds strange.’
He ran outside and managed to free Savannah from the wreck but she had already died.
A Victoria Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the collision.’
‘Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.’
Pictured: The intersection where three vehicles collided. Savannah Kemp died at the scene