A Perth couple had been celebrating their seven-year wedding anniversary when they were involved in a fatal collision on a Western Australian highway.

Sabine and Jim Mather had their lives tragically cut short on Sunday when their Skoda Yeti collided with a Toyota LandCruiser on the Bussell Highway in Capel, 200km outside of Perth.

The married couple were driving home to collect their children after spending a weekend away.

They were pronounced dead at the scene, just a day after celebrating their wedding anniversary together.

The man and woman in the LandCruiser, both 77, are both currently in Royal Perth Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.


 Sabine and Jim Mather had their lives tragically cut short on Sunday when their Skoda Yeti collided with a Toyota LandCruiser on the Bussell Highway in Capel, 200km outside of Perth. Credit: Facebook

 

Jim also had two daughters from a previous relationship who are now left without a father.

The couple’s sons will now be raised by their grandparents and Jim’s daughters with their mother.

’Friendly, caring, and down to earth’

A number of tributes have poured in for the couple online.

Timothy Michael Hughes paid tribute to his best friend, saying his heart was broken.

“My best friend. My best man. THE best man. I love you Jim Mather. You two were so perfect together. I love you too Sabine Mather,” he said.

“My best friend for 36 years you will never be forgotten.”



 

Jim and Sabine Mather had been celebrating their seven-year wedding anniversary when they were involved in a fatal collision on a Western Australian highway. Credit: Facebook

The GoFundMe fundraiser for Jim and Sabine Mather

Sabine’s cousin has now launched a GoFundMe page, aiming to raise money for the couple’s children.

“Those who knew Sabine and Jim Mather would describe them as a friendly, caring, and down to earth couple who were loved by everyone they met,” Fabienne Mckirdy said.

“They were parents who would do anything for their children.”

“Sadly Jethro (7) and Isaac (5) are now orphaned.”

“Needless to say, the emotional devastation of this accident is worsened by the financial implications of raising the children without the incomes of their parents,” the post said.

The fundraiser has already raised over $20,000, which will go towards helping with funeral costs.

Any left over money after this will be put towards costs associated with raising the children.

“The family needs all the help they can get during this sad time,” Mckirdy said.

“We can’t bring back Jim and Sabine, but we can help to ease the financial burdens that lie ahead.”

 



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