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A teenage mother and baby have died in hospital after a crash between a car and a truck in northern Tasmania.

Police on Wednesday said the 16-year-old was a passenger in the car involved in the accident in Wynyard on Tuesday evening.

A two-month-old boy who was also in the car, died at North West Regional Hospital on Tuesday evening.

The car’s driver – an 18-year-old man – was taken to hospital in a serious condition while the driver of the truck was treated for shock.

ABC News reports the teen and 18 year old driver were the parents of the baby boy.

Such a tragedy. Our thoughts are with the family and everyone involved.
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  • All so young and so incredibly sad.

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  • What a sad and tragic incident !
    Maybe this is a bit strange to say but somehow it could be comforting that they died together, they don’t have to go through life grieving the loss of each other and hopefully are enjoying each other in heaven. Difficult for the family who’s left behind though….

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  • oh how terrible. I hope that the driver is ok – he is also a teen

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  • So sad. Tasmania has had too much tradegy lately. May they RIP

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  • No, this is so sad. My heart breaks. What a tragedy for the young family. My thoughts go out to the extended family.

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  • A tragedy that two lives were taken so young.

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  • So sad to see such young lives taken so soon. RIP

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  • What horrible for that young girl and her baby! RIP

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  • So very sad. Two young lives taken too soon.

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  • Very sad to lose two such young lives.

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  • just dreadful – RIP :(

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