Condolences are flowing to the families of two young people who died in a horror crash at Dubbo on Tuesday.
Gulargambone’s Hannah Ferguson, 19, and her boyfriend Reagen Skinner, lost their lives in the seven-vehicle pile-up on the Newell Highway north of the city.
The couple had met at the Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University (CSU) where they were studying.
The institution was among those to respond to the tragedy.
“CSU extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of CSU students, Hannah Ferguson and Reagan Skinner, killed in a tragic traffic incident that occurred outside of Dubbo on 16 January 2018,” CSU Bathurst head of campus Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu said.
CSU also advised of arrangements to support its community during the sad time.
“While the majority of students are currently on summer holidays, support is available and will be provided to peers and fellow students, including offers of counselling through the university’s Office for Students,” Associate Professor Anyanwu said.
“The university is also supporting its staff who have been affected by this sad event.
“Confidential counselling is available for staff through the university’s Employee Assistance Program on 1300 361 008.”
Hannah and Reagen were travelling to Dubbo on Tuesday after spending six days on her family’s farm at Gulargambone.
It is believed a south-bound semi-trailer hit the other vehicles, including theirs and another five, from behind while they were stopped at roadworks.
Daily Liberal readers have taken to social media to extend their sympathies as well.
“So sad two beautiful young people going to achieve their goals in life,” Janet Hallahan said in a post to the Daily Liberal’s Facebook page.
“My heartfelt condolences goes out to you Suey, Tim, Luke, Emma & Adam & to Ian, Deanna, Sarah & Mathew and to the family of the young boy,” Sally Davis said.
“Such a tragic loss of life at such a young age.
“Rest In Peace Hannah & Reagen.”
Susan Coward said it was devastating and tragic to lose such young innocent lives.
She offered her heartfelt condolences to family and friends and the community of Gulargambone.