Clare Merriam: Beloved Mine Worker Identified as WA Woman Killed in Horror School Holiday Accident in SA

The WA woman who tragically died in a horrific car crash in South Australia, which also left an eight-year-old in a coma, was a “bright and bubbly” human resources manager in the mining industry.

Guildford woman Clare Merriam and her partner Michael Place had recently traveled to Victoria to see their three children and the tragedy unfolded during a trip to Mount Gambia, near the Victorian border, on Friday afternoon. .

It’s not yet clear what caused the accident, but it appears a large logging truck collided with their car as they were driving down Donovans Rd on Wye.

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camera iconA horror crash in Mount Gambier, South Australia, has resulted in the death of a woman, while a boy fights for his life. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

Mrs. Merriam, the driver, died at the scene while her partner’s eight-year-old son, who was sitting in the back seat, sustained serious injuries.

Mr. Place, who was in the passenger seat, and his six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter were also seriously injured.

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