Aurora Luder, 3, had her young life tragically snatched from her in a Gatton-Esk Rd accident on Saturday.
Aurora Luder, 3, had her young life tragically snatched from her in a Gatton-Esk Rd accident on Saturday.

Family and friends honour Aurora Luder's memory

A BRIGHT star has been dimmed but family and friends are determined to honour the memory of young Aurora Luder, known as a "gentle, loving and caring little girl who would always look out for those she loved."

The three-year-old was killed in a terrible road accident on Saturday night at Buaraba on the Gatton-Esk Road when her family's Mitsubishi Lancer was struck by a Toyota Camry driven by a 24-year-old male.

Aurora died instantly and her mother Amiee was taken by emergency helicopter to Royal Brisbane Hospital with a broken arm, along with Aurora's brother Zachary, 4, who sustained a fractured collarbone.

Aurora's father Sam was also hurt in the accident while the Camry driver managed to free himself from the flames.

Police are investigating if the Camry crossed onto the wrong side of the road but their investigations won't dim the grief and heartache the family feel at the death of Aurora.

Her aunt Sheridan Luder and her mother's friend Rachelle Torrens have created a Facebook page called Bright Star to honour her memory.

They said they chose the name Bright Star because Aurora was a bright star in life and now also a bright star in the sky, shining forever for her family.

"Aurora was a bright spark that lit up the room wherever she went. She was a real live wire," they said.

"Aurora loved getting in there and giving anything a go, despite her young age of three."

The pair said Aurora was an intelligent little girl who loved to get her hands dirty.

"Aurora was so excited about starting Kindy next year. She was actually more excited to start Kindy than she was about Christmas," they said.

"That zest for life certainly rubbed off on anyone she would meet."

Ms Luder and Ms Torrens said the aim of the page was to raise money for the popular Esk family in their time of need and also honour their long-term generosity.

To assist, go to their gofundme page.


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