The tragic death of Elle Underhill, 4, has rocked the town of Casino in the north of New South Wales.
Little Elle was the eldest daughter of local policeman Steve Underhill and wife Michelle.
Elle and her two-year-old sister were travelling in their babysitter’s car on Friday afternoon when it collided with another car on the Bruxner Highway.
Elle was killed in the accident, and in a tragic twist, her father attended the accident with other police, to find his daughters still trapped in the vehicle.
A witness, Tazman Currie, told the Daily Telegraph: “We were driving and heard a big bang and smoke, so we got out of the car to see what had happened. One half of the car was on the right side of the road and the other half on the other side.”
Elle’s sister remains in hospital in Brisbane while their babystitter Courtney Matthews, 18, and another seven-year-old girl were treated for minor injuries after the crash.