Saturday, 22 July 1989

Rachel Ezzy tragically killed in car accident

Peter and Joy tragically lost their oldest daughter in July 1989 when their car lost control and rolled over on the Victoria Highway near Timber Creek.   They had their whole family in the car but no one else was seriously hurt.

Paul and Gwenny were at Gwenny's parents replace when Gwenny got the call from Joy.  Her parents were at the Darwin Show for the day.  Paul has always regretted the advice he gave Gwenny to wait until her parents got home and to tell them before telling others.  He didn't consider that they might need help to get home etc.  When the rest of the family found out later that afternoon after he had told her parents they contacted Joy and then went down to get the family and bring them home.

Rachel was aged 10 at the time.

Rachel in centre in brown jacket at Coomalie Creek

Rachel (far right background) at Gwenny's 21st