Katrina Sila Wiki – Bio
Katrina Sila, 34, a mother was making final preparations for a religious celebration for her newborn when she was tragically killed along with her son in a horrific car accident, and her baby died days later.
Katrina Sila and her two-year-old son, Kai Prahastono, were killed instantly when their silver van collided with a cement truck across the Hume Highway in Menangle Park, southwest Sydney, at around 11:20 a.m. m. of Monday. Three-month-old Ivy was pulled from the rubble in critical condition and airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Westmead, but died early Wednesday morning.
Katrina Sila Age
Katrina Sila was 34 years old.
Errands for a traditional Islamic celebration called Aqiqah
Ms. Sila had been on the road running her last few errands for a traditional Islamic celebration called aqiqah, to celebrate Ivy’s recent birth, when she is believed to have made a fatal U-turn. The distraught relatives revealed that they were looking forward to Ivy’s aqiqah, which was to take place this Saturday. ‘It’s unfathomable… Kat was amazing. There really is no one else like her… I was so excited about her daughter’s aqiqah,” a relative told The Daily Telegraph.
Sister and best friend created a fundraiser and asked community members for help
In the hours after Ivy’s death, Ms. Sila’s sister and best friend, Diana Effendi, created a fundraiser and asked community members to help raise money for Mr. Prahastono, who now must pay for three burials. We are calling on all of our friends, family, and the community at large to raise money to cover burial costs after the tragic passing of…Katrina and hers beautiful hers two of hers [her children]” wrote Ms. Effendi.
‘This beautiful family resides in South West Sydney and has loved everything about this area, dreamed of raising their children here, and called this community their forever home. Your prayers from her and any amount you can donate during this difficult time will go a long way in easing the burden on Ilham and his family.”
How did the Accident in Menangle Park?
Earlier on Wednesday it was revealed that Mr. Prahastono was at work at the time and his Apple Watch reportedly alerted him to the accident on Monday morning, Seven News reported. An Apple Watch feature detects when a serious car accident occurs and can help connect to emergency services and notify emergency contacts.
Police said Sila was on her way to the family’s home in Denham Court, in southwest Sydney when the tragedy struck. She is believed to have attempted to make a U-turn from an emergency bay on the Hume Highway when she crashed into the truck. The 48-year-old truck driver was not injured and has since undergone mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Police Investigation accident
The police are investigating how the accident occurred and will prepare a report for the coroner. The investigators urged anyone with dashcam vision in the area or anyone with more information to come forward. The force of the collision catapulted the engine of the mother-of-two’s car 100 meters higher, witnesses said, with a picture showing it lying on the side of the road.
We are heartbroken to announce the sad passing of Katrina Sila and her son Kai…a loving daughter, mother, devoted wife, sister, and friend to many,” a family statement read. They asked that Mr. Prahastono remains in everyone’s thoughts as he navigates “such a huge personal tragedy.”
So far over $66,500 has been raised for the family through GoFundMe. The GoFundMe for the family can be found here.