Rugby Player Rowan Baxter Kills Himself, Wife, and Children in Car Fire

The former New Zealand Warriors player was killed along with his wife and their young children after dousing their car with gasoline and setting it on fire.

AceShowbiz - A former Australian rugby star Rowan Baxter has killed his wife and kids in an apparent murder-suicide.

The 42-year-old former New Zealand Warriors star was found dead in his car in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020, along with his wife and children, aged from three to six.

Sources tell TMZ, Baxter doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire. Witnesses claim Baxter's wife tried to escape, yelling, "He's poured petrol on me."

Baxter's wife was transported to a nearby hospital but she died of her injuries.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a statement about the tragedy. It reads, "My heart goes out to the families and community going through this tragic time and the emergency responders confronting what would be a shattering scene."

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