Queensland mum Amy Maher and baby boy Arlo identified as Upper Caboolture crash victims

Elisia Seeber
The Nightly
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Amy Maher, 33, and her three-month-old baby son Arlo died after her car struck several trees off Caboolture River Road in Upper Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, June 7.
Amy Maher, 33, and her three-month-old baby son Arlo died after her car struck several trees off Caboolture River Road in Upper Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, June 7. Credit: GoFundMe/Supplied

A devastated Queensland family have paid an emotional tribute to “an exceptional mother” and her “precious” three-month-old son after their lives were cut short in a horror crash last week.

Amy Maher, 33, and her son, Arlo, died after her car struck several trees off Caboolture River Road in Upper Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, June 7.

Ms Maher died at the scene, while Arlo, who had been thrown from an approved baby seat, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but, sadly, could not be saved, losing his fight for life on Sunday.

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The family have described the tragic incident as an “unimaginable loss”, with Ms Maher’s sister-in-law Jade Baulch sharing a heartbreaking tribute to a Gofundme page.

Amy Maher, 33, and her three-month-old baby son Arlo died after her car struck several trees off Caboolture River Road in Upper Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, June 7.
Amy Maher, 33, and her three-month-old baby son Arlo died after her car struck several trees off Caboolture River Road in Upper Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, June 7. Credit: GoFundMe

“We are deeply saddened to share the heartbreaking news of the sudden loss of Amy, an exceptional mother and loving wife, and her precious 3-month-old baby, Arlo,” The Gofundme, organised by Ms Baulch to support the grieving family, reads.

“Amy’s love knew no bounds for her husband, Alan, and their children, Abby, Alex and Arlo.

“The car accident on Friday, June 7th, 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.”

So far, almost $20,000 has been raised to “support Alan and his children as they heal and rebuild their lives”.

“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,” the page states.

“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.”

As investigations continue, police are appealing to the public for any information, including sightings of the vehicle before the crash, eyewitness accounts, or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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