The first photos of the children and their parents after all four died in a horror accident

A family of four killed in a terrible car accident has been pictured.

Gemma Cousin, 26, was driving her husband Rhys and their daughters Peyton and Heidi home in the family car on Thursday evening.

The vehicle collided with a red Ford Fiesta on the A82 near Torlundy, north of Fort William, according to the Daily Record.

Tributes invaded the couple and their 3 and 1 year old daughters, while family members posted their photos online.

One wrote: “RIP Rhys Cousin you were such a nice guy like Lad rip cuz because they say god only takes the best.”

A workmate from Rhys said: “The PIR hasn’t known you for a long time but it was fun to work with you and you had a good future in front of such a young family. GBNF Rhys Cousin, you were a good man.”

Rhys and Gemma lost their lives in the collision
Rhys and Gemma lost their lives in the collision

The 56-year-old driver of the other car is currently in hospital being treated for non-fatal injuries.

While police investigate the cause of the accident, specially trained agents are supporting the families of the dead couple.

Police sources said that colleagues, police officers, paramedics and firefighters who attended the scene were also supported.

A senior source said, “The scene that the first responders encountered was challenging and distressing.

“They have been offered counseling if necessary. Every death is a tragedy, but even more so when it comes to the young children involved.”

After the accident the road was closed for 12 hours.

Superintendent Simon Bradshaw of Scottish Road Policing said: “Emergency services were informed of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A82 near Torlundy around 5.30pm on Thursday 20 February 2020.

“Unfortunately, I can confirm the death of four people – a female pilot, 26 years old, a male front seat passenger, 25 years old and two children – both 3 and 1 year old girls. All four were traveling in a green Mini Cooper.

“Further details will be confirmed in due course, but I can confirm that they were a family. Specialized officers have been deployed to provide support to their relatives in this extremely difficult time.

Peyton was only three
Peyton was only three

“The other vehicle involved was a red Ford Fiesta. The 56-year-old woman who was driving suffered serious but not lethal injuries and was taken to Belford hospital in Fort William for treatment.

“The scene faced by our police officers and emergency partners of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service has been extremely demanding and I take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their efforts in the face of an accident like this. distressing.

“Every loss of life on our roads is a tragedy, but the impact on families, friends and entire communities after an accident like this cannot be underestimated. Our thoughts are directed to all those who have been involved or affected.

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“An investigation is underway to establish all the circumstances that led to this tragedy and it would be wrong for me to speculate on the cause right now.

“However, I would ask anyone who was in the area last night, who may have seen one of the vehicles involved before the collision or who may have dashcam footage to contact police 101, citing the 2942 incident on February 20.”

Kate Forbes, SNP MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, tweeted: “This is extremely sad news. Thinking about the families and friends who are facing the shock of it all.”


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