Friends, family help after fatal crash
MARYBOROUGH'S David Miller and Teresa Pamenter always reached out to others in need.
Now it is their family who desperately needs help and support.
Mr Miller died when the semi-trailer he was driving collided with a car about 40km north of Gin Gin on Sunday, while Ms Pamenter was seriously injured.
Police believe the other vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road, causing the head-on collision.
The 31-year-old driver of the car also died.
Ms Pamenter's daughter Hayley said her mother was doing much better after initially being flown to Brisbane in a critical condition.
She said she and her siblings were holding up well, despite the devastation of losing their stepfather and the serious injuries to their mother.
Yesterday they were continuing to run the family business, Maryborough's Walker St Takeaway, while Ms Pamenter recovers in hospital.
Hayley said friends and family had thrown their support behind them and were trying to raise funds to cover the cost of Mr Miller's funeral.
Family friend Juelle Evans is spearheading the fundraising campaign to help cover the costs the family is facing.
"They always helped another in need no matter what, so we thought we would do the same as they would do for us and provide some form of help," she said.