Couple killed in crash were kind and giving
THE friends and family of Rani Adams and Kyle Stacey have been overwhelmed by the support they have received after launching a fundraising appeal following the couple’s tragic death.
The Lockyer Valley couple was killed on September 29 when their SUV was hit at speed on the Ipswich Motorway as they were heading home about 11pm.
The collision also killed a two-year-old girl.
Friend Lanah Craik launched the GoFundMe campaign on behalf of Rani’s mum Rosette Adams, who now cares for the couple’s surviving children.
“She is holding up as well as can be expected. Rosette cared for the children and lived with them and Rani,” Ms Craik said.
“I can’t express how kind and giving the family is.
“They would do anything for anyone, and they are very deserving of help.”
The GoFundMe campaign attracted more than $18,000 in donations within its first three days.
Ms Craik said a significant amount was raised by Rani’s colleagues in the finance and mortgage brokerage sector who grew to respect and admire her kind soul.
“Rani was a very loving human being, she would do anything for anyone. I just know that if this was me, Rani would do the same thing for my family,” she said.
“Kyle was a really gentle, kind fella.”
The fatal crash is the subject of an ongoing police investigation.
It is understood 34-yearold Calvin Clack was driving a Ford Focus in the wrong direction in the motorway’s westbound lane when he collided head-on the couple.
He was thrown from his car and died at the scene.
Police are investigating whether Clack was affected by drugs or alcohol.
They received multiple calls from witnesses who saw the Focus driving erratically at high speeds and into oncoming traffic in the lead up to the crash.
Emergency services described the crash scene as one of the most confronting they had witnessed in recent years.
Queensland Ambulance Service Acting Assistant Commissioner David Hartley sympathised with Kyle and Rani’s family.
“Unfortunately due to the scene and the nature of the injuries there was very little paramedics could do when they were faced with that terrible scene,” he said.
“Our paramedics are very resilient people but they have been faced with a very traumatic set of circumstances, and we have very good mechanisms in place to support our staff.”
I just know that if this was me, Rani would do the same thing for my family.