A 20-year-old Kamarooka woman died late Monday night after a head-on car crash near Raywood.
Jasmine Newton, 20, was driving with her seven-month old son and 11-year-old stepsister who both survived the collision on Elmore-Raywood Road.
Ms Newton was trapped in the vehicle for more than an hour after the crash and was flown to The Royal Melbourne Hospital with critical chest and abdominal injuries, and multiple fractures.
She died in hospital shortly before midnight.
Tributes flowed on social media sites yesterday, remembering the former East Loddon college student who was due to get engaged to her boyfriend.
Ms Newton’s mother Trudy Robers wrote: “I miss you already my darling daughter xoxoxo love mum”.
Others paid tribute to a young life taken too soon, as a friend Jo Gray wrote: “you will live on in the eyes of your beautiful little boy”.
Ms Newton’s baby son and stepsister were the only passengers in the car and were taken to Bendigo hospital for observation.
A Bendigo Health spokesman said the two children stayed overnight and were released yesterday in a stable condition.
The 40-year-old Queensland man who was driving the other car was also taken to Bendigo hospital with a suspected broken leg.
Senior Sergeant Paul Gardiner said police will prepare a report for the coroner.