Givealittle page set up for Ashburton crash victim with the 'biggest heart'

A Givealittle page has been set up for the family of a mother and two young children killed in a car crash on Monday.

Chante Alissa Harmer along with 19-month-old Te Awanuiarangi Shayelous-Jay Matenga Tapiata-Harmer and eight-month-old Wysdom Amara Francis Tony Jane Tapiata-Harmer were killed in Ashburton during a horror day on New Zealand roads.

The page, set up by Harmer's first cousin Ashleigh Harmer, had raised $1300 at the time of writing and hopes to cover funeral costs, transportation and support for the deceased mother's four remaining children and partner.

"To give you a sense of the kind of person that Chante was; she was kind, caring and generous with the little that she had. She is and will always be known as a person who had the biggest heart.

"Chante and her two youngest children will be reunited and laid to rest with Chante's son who passed away due to SIDS in 2006. They are survived by Chante's four remaining children and partner."

The trio died when a station wagon and a ute collided at the intersection of Mitcham Road and Hepburns Road in Ashburton.

The impact of the two vehicles ripped the station wagon in half, and left the ute crumpled.

A fourth person was critically injured in the collision, and a fifth sustained moderate injuries.


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