Disqualified L-Plater Faces 11 Charges Over Fatal Van Crash
A 20-year-old disqualified L-plate driver behind the wheel of a van involved in a head-on that killed a two-year-old family member in western Sydney has been charged.
Two-year-old Anelina Nauer died in hospital on Tuesday following the horror Kemps Creek collision that left seven people, including the driver, in hospital.
The nine family members - three adults and six children ranging from nine months to 16 years old - were all from Griffith in the NSW Riverina.
They were travelling in a Toyota HiAce minibus, while one person was driving the commercial van they collided with.
Police believe the HiAce was being driven south and the commercial van driven north, when they collided head-on in the northbound lanes.
The Griffith family was heading to Sydney, with some of them due to fly to Samoa on Wednesday to celebrate Christmas.
A 59-year-old man who was the front seat passenger in the van remains in a critical but stable condition a spokeswoman for Liverpool Hospital told AAP on Thursday.
A 23-year-old woman who was sitting in the middle row suffered two broken legs in the smash while four children were taken to hospital for treatment.
The 20-year-old driver of the van was charged with 11 offences including dangerous driving occasioning death and driving with a child not restrained on Thursday following her release from hospital, police said.
She was granted conditional bail and is due to front Liverpool Local Court on December 20.
In the days since the little girl's loss tributes have poured in from relatives and friends mourning the loss of a "beautiful soul".
"We are all so grateful to have you in our lives but now you're gone you're never forgotten princess," one posted to Facebook.
"Now you're showing grandpa and grandma your amazing dance moves in heaven little one," another posted.