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Taylor Swift discovers tragedy of fan, 16, who died in crash on way to Eras Tour concert

Taylor Swift discovers tragedy of fan, 16, who died in crash on way to Eras Tour concert

Teenager Mieka Pokarier was travelling to Swift's Melbourne concert when she, her mother and sister were involved in a car crash

Tributes have been pouring in to honour the life of 16-year-old Taylor Swift fan Mieka Pokarier, who was tragically killed in a car accident last week.

The teenager had been travelling to one of the country-pop hitmaker's Australian concerts in Melbourne on Thursday evening when her mother's car head-on collided with a semi-trailer.

Mieka had been sitting in the front passenger seat in the accident and died at the scene.

According to 7 News, her 10-year-old sister Freya - who was sitting in the back - has remained at hospital in a critical condition since the incident after being induced into a coma, whilst their mother is being treated for minor injuries.

Local police later told press in a statement: "The driver of the SUV was treated by NSW (New South Wales) ambulance paramedics before being taken to Dubbo Hospital with minor injuries.

"The rear passenger, a 10-year-old girl, was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition."

The family were on their way to Taylor Swift's third night playing in Melbourne - as part of her Eras tour - following a stint in Japan.

Meika and her 10-year-old sister Freya.

According to Daily Mail Australia, the 'Anti-Hero' hitmaker has been informed of her fans' passing, but is yet to address the heartbreaking incident.

Meika had been a die hard 'Swiftie', and had named her pet cat after the 34-year-old star.

"She's been a Taylor Swift Fan for over 10 years, and she loved maths, she loved pottery, she was always making people things with pottery and going to classes," her godmother Karleigh Fox later told 9News.

"She was very talented, she's always been into creating loom bands and friendship bracelets."

Since her death, Meika's loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page in order to raise money to support her family through this dark time.

Karleigh wrote for the fundraiser's bio: "Last night one of my dearest friends was driving from the Gold Coast to Melbourne with two of her children (my god children) when they were involved in a front on collision with a semi trailer.

The singer is yet to comment on Meika's passing.
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"We are heartbroken to have lost one of her children (aged 16) whilst the 10 year old has been lifted to Westmead Hospital in critical condition, fighting for her life with brain injuries, a damaged pelvis and broken leg."

It continues: "The family have all had to cease work to fly down and I’m trying to get a flight to support the Mum as she’s alone in Dubbo until we can get her to Sydney. Funds will be used to function in this challenging time.

"We are also seeking accommodation which is hard to find in Sydney at the moment due to the Swifty influx of anyone knows anything."

LADbible Group contacted Taylor's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: 9News/Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Topics: Taylor Swift, Music, Celebrity, News, Australia