A mother killed with her four children in a horrifying car accident in Queensland said she felt “alone” and “left behind” in a series of messages she shared before she died. 

Charmaine Harris McLeod expressed her feelings of loneliness and abandonment on a page for her local church after she left a longterm relationship. 

“I feel as if, if you cant or dont grasp God/healing etc, when they think you should have then you just get left behind,” wrote the 35-year-old single mother.

“You would think there would be support/help, but very very little, they were always too busy, not one piece of clothing or a piece of bread was offered, let alone shelter.

“I feel as if I’ve done it alone… these are the things Jesus did, he ate with the less fortunate.. I’ve asked for prayer before surgery & yes I’ve had a lot of surgeries but they dont, they do for others though.”

The young family was incinerated after attempting to overtake a truck on the Bunya Highway just before 7.30pm on Monday. The car hit another truck heading in the opposite direction.

McLeod and three of her children died instantly, while a girl was pulled from the car with horrific burns. She made it to Kingaroy Hospital in a critical condition, but died while on a rescue flight bound Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.


If you or anyone you know is suffering in silence, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.