On Wednesday, former National Rugby League (NRL) player Rowan Baxter, 42, reportedly doused his estranged wife Hannah Baxter, 31, in gasoline and set her and their three children on fire to be burned alive in a car.
Hannah reportedly made it out of the car while engulfed in flames screaming that Rowan had poured gasoline on her as she fought to save her babies. Rowan, it has been reported, left the accident and died of self-inflected knife wounds in an apparent suicide.
Rowan, according to The Daily Mail, set the family’s white SUV aflame on Wednesday morning at Camp Hill, in Brisbane, Australia. “Baxter survived the blast but stabbed himself in the chest on the sidewalk next to the car as locals desperately tried to free the children trapped inside,” the report outlined.
All three children, 6-year-old Aaliyah, 4-year-old Laianah, and 3-year-old Trey, perished on Wednesday. Hannah was brought to a hospital, but later succumbed to her injuries.
Ex-rugby star Rowan Baxter suspected of killing wife Hannah, three children in Australia car fire https://t.co/TPOAI2X6Zy— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) February 20, 2020