Support flows for Leonardi family on social media

A family in mourning after a tragic double fatal crash on the New England Hwy.
A family in mourning after a tragic double fatal crash on the New England Hwy.

THE TRAGIC double fatal near Toowoomba that killed a 37-year-old mother and her six-year-old son has triggered a tremendous outpouring of support for the family on social media.

More than 85 messages have been left on The Chronicle's Facebook page expressing the grief felt throughout the community.

A family relative passed on the Leonardi's appreciation to emergency services, medical staff and the occupants of the car that was travelling behind the 4WD when the crash occurred

Staff at Toowoomba Hospital where the three children were first treated also used The Chronicle's Facebook page to reach out to the family.

"You are all in our thoughts ... constantly. And we are devastated by this news."

Some of the messages left on The Chronicle's Facebook page:

  • "My heart goes out to this poor family and extended family. hoping you have the strength to pull through this horrendous accident. Thoughts and prayers are with you all"
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family of this tragic accident its so sad that such young lives have been lost."
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with this family. What a tragedy. Is there anything the community can do to help this family?"
  • "My heart and condolences goes to the immediate family and all those grieving such a tragic loss of two beautiful souls. Heartfelt prayers for a speedy and full recovery to two sisters."


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