The woman killed in a horror crash on the motorway on Friday night has been identified as Albion Park grandmother Angela Darragh, who is being remembered as a loving mother and avid car enthusiast.
Ms Darragh, 47, was killed when her blue Holden Statesman collided with a Nissan Juke, both travelling south along the M1 Princes Motorway at Figtree about 7.15pm on Friday.
Her car hit a median strip then a tree near the Master Road off-ramp.
Inside the car was Ms Darragh's 15-year-old daughter, and two grandchildren, boys aged 5 and 10.
Ms Darragh tragically died at the scene while the children were taken to the Children's Hospital at Westmead where the 15-year-old is in a critical condition, and the boys are stable.
Ms Darragh's brother told the Mercury his family "were doing as well as could be expected" but were still in shock following the tragic news.
"Ang was a very kind person who lived for her family and kids," he said.
"Everything she did was for children and she was very close to them. She was a typical mum who would spend all her time making sure her kids had what they needed."
Ms Darragh's brother said his sister had been interested in cars for most of her life and would name all her cars.
"That was her 'me' time and was what she liked to do if she go spare time," he said.
Ms Darragh was also close to her mother and had lived in the Illawarra most of her life.
She has five children and two grandchildren, as well as a partner, who were rallying around the 15-year-old daughter who underwent surgery for her injuries on Sunday.
"She is thankfully going to be ok, but has many broken bones," he said.
One of Ms Darragh's friend's Taylah said they shared the same passion for cars and Ms Darragh would call her Statesman "Peggy Sue".
"She was an inspiration and an active member in the car community," Taylah said.
"Whether it be near or far she impacted so many lives in such an amazing way."
Taylah said she would have a "cruise" for her friend and Ms Darragh would be missed by all the "Commy girls".
She also said there were car cruises being planned in memory of Ms Darragh.
Several people in a Facebook car group Ms Darragh was an active member of were shocked to hear of her passing and have left messages such as "rest in peace".
While an admin of a car group wrote, "we as a car community have lost someone very special to the making of this club".
"It is with much sadness we say goodbye to Ang who lost her life last night in a tragic car accident. We are sending our love and thoughts to the family and friends."
The 29-year-old driver of the Nissan, and her 32-year-old male passenger were uninjured.
The driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
The crash is now being investigated by officers from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit, which is seeking dash cam footage from motorist who witnessed the incident.
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