GoFundMe page set up to help support children of Gemma Cosgrave after fiery crash

Sue Arthur, Gemma Cosgrave, Jackson Arthur, Maddi Arthur and Phoenix Arthur.

Sue Arthur, Gemma Cosgrave, Jackson Arthur, Maddi Arthur and Phoenix Arthur.

The wider community has reached out in support of two young boys whose parents died in a car accident last week.

Former Bermagui resident, Gemma Cosgrave, and her partner Steve Arthur were tragically killed in a head-on collision in Queensland's north.

The couple were travelling with their 8-month-old son Jackson when the crash occurred on the Barton Highway, Tuesday, June 4.

Siblings Ellee-Mae, Shaun and the late Gemma Cosgrave.

Siblings Ellee-Mae, Shaun and the late Gemma Cosgrave.

A bystander managed to pull Jackson out of the vehicle before it burst into flames. A long-time friend of Ms Cosgrave's, Nicole Clark, said the accident was "awful".

"It was so lucky that a truck driver had pulled him out of the car," she said.

Jackson was flown to Townsville hospital where he is currently recovering.

"He is a chubby, little, smiley baby that has plenty of family around him," she said.

With the family's blessings Ms Clark started a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral and legal expenses and ongoing care for the two orphaned boys, Jackson and 7-year-old Pheonix.

Phoenix and Jackson.

Phoenix and Jackson.

"Phoenix was with his aunty at the time. For him to have been sat down and told his parents are no longer with us, is just utterly heartbreaking," Ms Clark said.

The tragedy happened just days before Ms Cosgrave's 38th birthday.

"Her birthday was on the 9th of June, it always fell on the long weekend and you always knew it was Gemma's birthday.

"It was the week of Gemma," she laughed.

Ms Cosgrave was a student of Bermagui Primary School and graduated Narooma High School in 1999. She was a talented singer and keen performer in school gigs.

Gemma Cosgrave (centre front) at Narooma High School's Big Gig performance in 1996.

Gemma Cosgrave (centre front) at Narooma High School's Big Gig performance in 1996.

The funeral will be held in Cairns on Saturday, June 15.

For those who would like to pay their respects to the Cosgrave family and Gemma in particular, an informal gathering will take place at Rockwall Beach, Bermagui from 4pm on Sunday, June 16.

To visit the GoFundMe page, CLICK HERE.

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