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Vale Samara Johnson

Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Picnic rider Samara Johnson has passed away at the age of 25 following a motor vehicle accident near Junee in NSW on Sunday, reports racingnsw.com.au. NSW Police confirmed in a release that the single vehicle crash happened on Gundagai Road at Eurongilly, 21km south-east of Junee just before 2:30pm. It is understood the car left the road and smashed head-on into a tree before bursting into flames. Samara's partner, licensed racehorse trainer Gary Kirkup, was critically injured in the accident and was airlifted to Canberra Hospital where he remains with severe abdominal injuries. Johnson's death is another tragic blow for the Canberra racing community following the passing of Johnson's close friend, track rider Riharna Thomson, earlier this year.

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