Tiarni Jean Simpson Biography — Wiki
Tiarni Jean Simpson was a young schoolgirl who was killed when the car she was in crashed into a river, despite the heroic attempts of witnesses to save her. She was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser on Sunday morning when it left Allyn River Road, 125km east of Muswellbrook in the NSW Hunter region.
Tiarni Jean Simpson Age
Tiarni Jean Simpson was 18 years old at the time of death.
What happened to Tiarni Jean Simpson?
The driver – also 18 – was freed from the car but Ms. Simpson had to be pulled from the wreckage by three passersby who climbed down the embankment to reach her. Sam Hinder, his brother Benn, and a third man Todd Knox freed the young woman from the car – which was flipped upside down in the water.
The trio then tried in vain to resuscitate her through CPR as she lay dying by the side of the road until paramedics arrived.
‘Felt like forever – it was up to about an hour, it was a very long time before the helicopter came,’ Sam Hinder told the Newcastle News.
‘It was hard to get her through the window so we had to get the door open and get her out.
‘[It was] a shock to the system – scary situation.’
What we know so far about Tiarni Jean Simpson
The driver of the car was winched from the river and airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in a stable condition.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Tiarni Jean Simpson family & friends
Posting online, friend Erika Orchard said Ms. Tiarni Jean Simpson was the ‘life of any party’ and an ‘amazing kind caring girl’.
‘She has plenty of friends and family who will greatly miss her,’ the friend wrote.
Her grandfather Michael Simpson described her on Facebook as being ‘full of life and beautifulness’.
‘She will be missed dearly in my heart,’ he wrote in the online post.
Tiarni Jean Simpson GoFundMe
A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe to help her family afford funeral costs, which has so far raised $1,900 towards its $35,000 goal.
‘Tiarni was a gorgeous 18-year-old girl,’ the page reads.
‘She was known to everyone as TJ – fun, outgoing, and full of life.’