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Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Xinyu Yuan and her mother.

It is terribly sad news to hear the 14-year-old girl and her mum were killed in a horror crash after leaving parent-teacher interviews in Melbourne’s south east last night.

Year eight student Xinyu Yuan and her mother were travelling in a Toyota Sedan exiting the Cranbourne school’s car park onto the South Gippsland Highway near Devon Road at 7.20pm last night, when they were hit by a silver Holden Commodore.

Sadly the pair died at the scene.

The driver of the Commodore,  a man in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries and was flown to the Alfred hospital, reports 9 news.

Police say there are reports the Commodore was driving erratically before the crash and are investigating whether speed or alcohol were involved.

Lighthouse Christian College principal Jacob Matthews said Xinyu, who had been at the school for one year, was “like one of our daughters”.

“She was a lovely girl, she was so gentle,” he said. “She was very kind, and very clever. We’ll miss her.”

Our deepest condolences to the family x

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  • oh very sad to read. people really need to be more cautious while driving and be more responsible for themselves and others

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  • Was the Mum turning left or right as she left the school yard? I get the impression it was a head-on collision. Maybe the speed limit along there should be lower than it is or was it sheer speed as well as other factors.
    My sympathy to those left behind

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  • such a terrible accident, may they both rest in peace. I hope the police get to the bottom of it. I think if the young man survives his injuries he will be a changed person after this :(

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  • Terrible tragedy – when you see what was left of their car [a burnt out wreck] they never stood a chance. There should be a discreet entrance and exit for this school.

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  • Our hearts go out to their family.

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  • How tragic and sad indeed.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

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  • Very sad indeed – condolences to their family.

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  • Deepest sympathies to all that loved them xx

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  • Very sad when families go through tragedies like this.

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  • I heard this awful news this morning – so tragic and sad.

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  • What a horrible news. Poor family! RIP :-(

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  • This is so terrible and should never have happened. May they rest in peace

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