The Tamworth community has been left in shock after news broke of a car crash which tragically claimed the lives of a four-year-old girl.
Her family have received an overwhelming outpouring of support from the Tamworth community after taking to Facebook on Sunday to confirm her death.
With "heavy hearts", they confirmed the loss of their little girl.
The Leader understands they had been heading back from their family holiday.
The fatal collision marks a terrible beginning to the school holiday period, which officially began on Saturday.
The two-car crash was between a four-wheeled-drive, towing a camper van, and a sedan.
They collided at around 12.20pm on Saturday near Nowendoc on Thunderbolt's Way.
The 70-year-old female driver was the only person in the sedan.
She couldn't be revived by emergency services at the scene of the crash.
The other car held six passengers: a 41-year-old man and woman, who were accompanied by four children: two boys and two girls.
The boys, aged nine and 11 were treated on scene, along with the two-year-old girl, by police and NSW Ambulance paramedics.
They were then airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to John Hunter Hospital.
The fourth child, a four-year-old girl, was placed into a medically induced coma for the helicopter trip to the same hospital.
But she was declared deceased upon their arrival.
Officers from Oxley Police District and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command established a crime scene, which was examined by Crash Investigation Unit officers.
Investigations into the crash are continuing.