Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15.
Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15. Contributed

Family needs help after father-of-three killed in crash

UPDATE: The community has rallied behind the family of a man killed in a traffic crash in the Lockyer Valley at the weekend. 

Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy died in the single-vehicle crash on Brightview Rd just after midnight on Sunday. 

His daughter Ebeny Murphy has since set up a Go Fund Me page to raise funds for a funeral for her 45-year-old father. 

In less than 24-hours, the page has raised $2595 from 45 donors. 

The Laidley Soccer Club is also helping to raise funds for the family, who have been involved in the club for many years. 

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing its investigations into the cause of the crash. 

Initial investigations suggest Mr Murphy's car left the road and rolled multiple times. 

Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15.
Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15. Contributed

UPDATE 5PM: A devastated family is asking for help after a beloved husband and father-of-three was killed in a traffic crash. 

Sean Murphy, 45, died in the single-vehicle crash on Brightview Rd at Brightview just after midnight on Sunday.

Police said his vehicle left the road and rolled multiple times before coming to rest. Mr Murphy died at the scene.

His daughter Ebeny Murphy has started a Go Fund Me page to help with her "beautiful" father's funeral costs.

"He was such a beautiful father and he always did his best to make sure we were looked after and happy," she said.

"Unfortunately, we're unable to fund a funeral for him like he deserves and his parents aren't in a position to be able to help either.

"So if we can't gather enough money, we won't be able to have a funeral.

"I have two younger brothers (aged 13 and eight) and we'd really like to be able to put on a beautiful service in his memory."

The Laidley Soccer Club is also rallying behind the Murphy family who has been a part of the club for many years.

"Sean Murphy is a father and husband just like you and I," the club posted to social media.

"Sean's family is unable to provide a funeral for him and as a community we need to come together to help them.

"The boys have played for Laidley Lions for a number of years now and it is our time to help."

If you would like to help click here.

Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15.
Husband and father-of-three Sean Murphy was killed in a traffic crash at Brightview on April 15. Contributed

8AM: A man has died after the car he was driving rolled several times in the Lockyer Valley this morning.

Police are investigating the fatal crash after the 45-year-old man, who was the driver and sole occupant of the car, died at the scene in Brightview.

Initial investigations indicate the man was driving east on Brightview Rd about 12.26am when his car left the road "and rolled a number of times" before coming to a rest, police said in a statement.

No-one else was injured during the incident.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.


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