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By Lisa Edser For Daily Mail Australia

11:29 11 Jun 2024, updated 11:36 11 Jun 2024

A shattered family has paid a heartbreaking tribute to a mother and her baby boy killed in an horror crash.

Amy Maher, 33 and three-month-old Arlo died after her car left Caboolture River Road and hit a tree in Upper Caboolture on Queensland‘s Sunshine Coast last Friday.

The mum-of-three died at the scene.

Passing motorists came across the crash scene and called emergency services, who found baby Arlo ejected from his car seat, The Courier Mail reported.

The three-month-old was rushed to hospital but lost his brave fight for life two days later on Sunday.

Amy Maher, 33 and baby Arlo, three-months, (pictured), were killed after the car Amy was driving veered off the road and crashed into a tree on June 7
Ms Maher (pictured with baby Arlo) was described on a GoFundMe page as an ‘exceptional mother and loving wife’. Arlo was described as ‘precious’

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The pair are survived by Ms Maher’s husband Alan and two young children.

Ms Maher’s sister-in-law Jade Baulch paid an emotional tribute to Amy and Arlo on a GoFundMe page set up to assist the grieving family.

‘We are deeply saddened to share the heartbreaking news of the sudden loss of Amy, an exceptional mother and loving wife, and her precious three-month-old baby, Arlo,’ the page states.

‘Amy’s love knew no bounds for her husband, Alan, and their [three] children.

‘The car accident on Friday, June 7, has profoundly impacted not only our family and friends but also our community, including the first responders and hospital staff who fought tirelessly to save Arlo’s life.

‘This unimaginable loss has left Alan and his children devastated. As they navigate this incredibly challenging time, we want to support them in any way we can.

‘Your generous contributions will enable Alan to focus on his young family’s emotional and mental well-being without the immediate pressure of financial burdens.’ 

Little Arlo (pictured) lost his brave fight for life on Sunday
Amy Maher’s vehicle ‘collided with several large trees’. The impact ejected baby Arlo from his car seat

Proceeds will go towards consider helping Mr Maher and his surviving children heal and rebuild their lives.

The online fundraiser has raised almost $20,000 in one day.

‘This is a true tragedy and we are trying to do anything we can to help out the father and children in this devastating time,’ Ms Maher’s brother Josh wrote online.

Burpengary Forensic Crash Unit Sergeant Greg Price told reporters on Saturday that the vehicle was travelling eastbound and had left the road before colliding with ‘several large trees’. 

‘The vehicle suffered extensive damage as a result of the crash. We are seeking any witnesses to the crash or any dashcam from the crash,’ he said.

‘We are seeking what the actions of the driver were prior to the crash. Most of the people that called in [on Friday] have come across the crash, they weren’t witnesses.’

The young mother was declared dead at the scene before her baby boy lost his fight in hospital two days later

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