Balloon release in memory of Doncaster road crash victim on his 21st birthday

Sarah Oliver died when the BMW she was passenger in was involved in a collision with a Seat Ibiza on Wheatley Hall Road last week.

Now friends and family will gather tomorrow night for a vigil for Sarah on what would have been her 21st birthday and to release balloons into the night sky above Doncaster.

Mourners will gather at The Broadway pub in Dunscroft on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to release balloons in his memory and have drinks to celebrate his life.

Balloons will be released in memory of Sarah Oliver on what would have been her 21st birthday.

It comes as money pours in to pay for Sarah’s funeral, with more than £2,600 already raised since the tragedy.

Crowdfunding organizer Charmaine Whitlam said: “A lot of people knew Sarah and knew she was a caring and loving young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.

“She was planning her 21st birthday, but this tragedy happened.

“As you can imagine this is a really difficult time for the family and all of your messages of support and gifts so far have been amazing and the family would like to thank everyone for all they have done. .

“I ask if people would help by pulling together even more than they already have by contributing as much or as little as possible to give this beautiful lady the best send off she deserves.”

Emergency services were called at 9.40pm on Tuesday August 2 to report a collision involving a white BMW 5 Series and a red Seat Ibiza on Wheatley Hall Road at the junction with Neale Road.

Paying tribute to her, Sarah’s family said in a brief statement: “Sarah will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Everyone loved Sarah.

The family do not want to say more and a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the force ‘asks that their wishes of confidentiality are respected at this extremely difficult time for them’.

The driver of the BMW, a 36-year-old man, was seriously injured.

Two 19-year-old women traveling in the Seat, the driver and a passenger, were also seriously injured. All three were taken to hospital where they are being treated for serious but not expected to be life threatening injuries.

Eyewitnesses reported the road was closed for several hours, with police, paramedics, firefighters and the air ambulance all reported to the scene.

The spokesperson added: “Were you traveling along Wheatley Hall Road that evening? Did you see either of the vehicles before the collision?

Anyone with information should contact police via live chat, their online portal or by calling 101, quoting incident number 949 of August 2, 2022.

If you have any dash cam footage that can help the investigation, please email it to [email protected] and include the incident number in the subject line.

You can donate to the fundraising campaign HERE