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February 28, 2021

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The family of the 26-year-old mother and her six-year-old daughter who were killed in a tragic head-on smash on the Alstonville bypass section of the Bruxner Highway last Friday afternoon have expressed their grief at the tragic loss of their loved ones.

Ivy Dawn Bowden and her daughter Bella Mae were killed as a result of the collision.

Ms Bowden and her daughter were travelling east in their small Nissan Micra hatchback when it collided with two four-wheel-drive vehicles headed west near Wollongbar.
Police say it’s believed the hatchback crossed to the wrong side of the road before colliding with one of the larger vehicles towing a boat trailer, then being hit by the other oncoming four-wheel drive.
The highway was closed for several hours as a result of the accident.
Ivy and Bella Mae have been mourned by family members and others in a memorial notice and in messages of condolence on the Richmond police local area command’s Facebook page.
The accident added to an already high road toll in NSW for the past week, with 12 people killed since last Monday, bringing the state’s road toll for the year to 225.
Police have urged drivers to drive safely by not speeding, drinking or using mobile phones.


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