21 August 2023

Support for family of young mum and unborn baby killed in horrific highway crash

| Katrina Condie
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Sarah Elsworth and her unborn son were killed in a car accident on 14 August. Photo: Elsworth family.

The Milton-Ulladulla community has rallied to support a young father and toddler left behind following the death of 22-year-old Sarah Elsworth and her unborn child last week.

Sarah and her unborn son were tragically killed when her car and a truck collided on the Princes Highway south of the Sussex Inlet turn-off around 6:30 am on 14 August.

The South Coast community has been rocked by her death and, over the past week, businesses have thrown their support behind Sarah’s partner Marc Hammond and the couple’s one-year-old daughter Aaliyah.

Couple and daughter

The community has wrapped its arms around Sarah Elsworth’s partner Marc Hammond and daughter Aaliyah following the 22-year-old’s death. Photo: Facebook.

From eyelash services and coffee to dog grooming and hair products, businesses have donated the proceeds of their ”AM” fundraisers to help the family in their time of need. Staff at Remmy Disability Service donated their bonuses for the week and Foxy’s Cafe raised $1700 via coffee sales on Friday (18 August).

Sarah grew up in the Ulladulla area and was well known in the community. Her funeral will be held at the Dunn Lewis Centre in Ulladulla at 11:30 am on Thursday, 24 August, with refreshments at the Ulladulla Civic Centre after a private burial.

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Sarah is the daughter of Stephen and Melanie and the sister of Chloe, Lachlan and Liam. She worked at Inasmuch Retirement Village in Sussex Inlet.

Instead of flowers, people can donate to assist Marc and Aaliyah using the following details. Account name: MA fundraiser. BSB: 063 097. Account Number: 3233 1011.

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