THE sister of a man killed in a car crash near Bathurst on Monday has set up a Go Fund Me page for his two young children, who are now left to grow up without him.
Chad Thomas Hugo, 25, was killed in the single vehicle crash 15 kilometres east of Bathurst on Monday morning.
He and a colleague had left Newcastle earlier that day, and were en route to a job in Bathurst when the tragedy occurred.
Mr Hugo's aunt, Sharyn Young, said the family was devastated by Mr Hugo's death, and were still in shock.
She said Mr Hugo had two young children, Ella, 5, and Ashton, 1.
Ms Young said Mr Hugo's partner, Sian, wasn't coping well.
She described Mr Hugo as a hard worker who was dedicated to his family.
"They were based in Newcastle, but he'd come up to Bathurst during the week for work and drive home Friday afternoons. They've been working in the Bathurst area for about six months," she said.
On the morning of the crash, Ms Young said Mr Hugo, who was driving the ute, left Newcastle early and stopped at Lithgow on Monday morning for a break before continuing to Bathurst.
But at about 7am, just 15km from their destination, the ute left the road and hit trees. Mr Hugo died at the scene.
His sister Jade Hugo set up the Go Fund Me page on Wednesday.
On the page, Ms Hugo wrote that since Mr Hugo’s death, she and his brother Michael had been overwhelmed with calls and texts asking if there was any way people could help his children financially.
She said that after a long and hard discussion with her parents, it was decided to set up the Go Fund Me page, with money raised going into a trust account for Mr Hugo’s children.
Ms Young said Mr Hugo was well-known by a large section of the Newcastle community.
She said many people had been very supportive.
"Chad's work are covering the funeral; they have just been brilliant," she said.
Anyone wanting to support Mr Hugo's children can donate on the Go Fund Me page, In Loving Memory of Chad Hugo.