Sefton crash: Father, grandmother killed in Canterbury collision, young children injured

Two people from the same family have been revealed as the victims of a horror crash in Canterbury earlier this week. 

Emergency services rushed to Main North Road (SH1) near Sefton on Monday after a car and ute collided shortly after 10am.

Michael Wong, 39, and his mother-in-law, who was visiting from Malaysia, were tragically killed in the crash, a friend of the family revealed.

Wong's seven-year-old daughter is reportedly undergoing multiple operations in hospital to fix her hip and legs which were injured in the crash, while his son, 10, broke his arm.

Meanwhile, the family's grandad is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit.

A family friend has started a Givealittle page to raise money for Wong's wife Evelyn. She said the family were on a summer trip when the tragedy struck.

"Our thoughts and love are with Evelyn and her family during this challenging time. A heartfelt thank you to all who choose to support her and to those who have already extended their care and compassion. A little we can do for our strongest, bravest friend," the page said.

The silver ute involved in the crash.
The silver ute involved in the crash. Photo credit: Newshub.

Police confirmed on Monday two people had died at the scene of the crash, while a third person in the same vehicle had moderate injuries. Two people in the second vehicle received moderate to serious injuries, police added.

Footage from the scene showed a silver ute flipped upside-down with debris scattered across the road. The other car involved in the crash was off the road amongst long grass in a nearby paddock.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash.