Deaths shatter Toowoomba family
A CLOSE-KNIT Toowoomba family has been shattered by the deaths of aspiring teenage athlete Imogen Myatt and her community-minded father Paul after a horror crash at the weekend.
Mr Myatt, 45, twin daughters Imogen and Annabel, 18, and son Elye, 12, were returning to their Newtown home from a trip to the Sunshine Coast when their car was involved in a collision with a vehicle towing a caravan near Toogoolawah on Saturday.
Imogen died at the scene. Mr Myatt died in hospital after his life support was turned off.
Toowoomba Police Sergeant Tony Rehn said Mr Myatt performed great work as a community crime prevention officer and was involved in establishing Toowoomba Says No to Violence.
Sgt Rehn said Mr Myatt would be deeply missed in the community services circles.
"One of his primary goals was to help people. He genuinely cared about people," Sgt Rehn said.
He left his role as a community policing officer to become a disability services advocate.
Imogen finished Year 12 at the Toowoomba State High School Mount Lofty campus last year.
She was a keen athlete and was awarded Outstanding Female Cross Country Athlete, Senior Sportswoman of the Year and Full Blue (Queensland and Australian representative) for Cross Country at the school's award night.