Kaitaia’s community is grieving the loss of 20-month-old Azalea-Reign Kiani May Samuel, a devastating double tragedy. The small child was involved in a terrible driveway accident when she was struck by a car and tragically lost her life.
Although the exact circumstances of this terrible event are still unknown, it is thought that Azalea-Reign was struck by a car as she was exiting a Kaitaia home property. She was taken to the hospital but, in spite of the attempts made to save her, she died from her wounds.
The community as a whole is grieving together and sending its sympathies and support to Azalea-Reign’s family during this unfathomable time. Her bright attitude and contagious laughter are remembered by friends and family, who treasure the moments they shared with her.
This tragic incident serves as a sobering reminder of how crucial it is to exercise caution and alert when near driveways and roads. It serves as a sobering reminder of how swiftly tragedy can happen, even in our own neighborhoods.
May the family find comfort in the love and support of those closest to them and in the community’s overwhelming affection as they work through this profound loss. Together, let’s provide consolation and comfort at this trying time.