Hervey Bay teenager Brittney Rose died this week after crashing her car into a power pole on Monday.
Hervey Bay teenager Brittney Rose died this week after crashing her car into a power pole on Monday.

Teenager killed in tragic crash

IT only seemed like a minor traffic accident at first, but four days later a young 17 year old girl was pronounced dead as a result.

Brittney Rose was alone in her car when she crashed into a power pole on Boundary Road, Urangan.

At first her head injuries were thought to be minor but on Monday afternoon she was airlifted to Brisbane where she died three days later.

Yesterday friends of the 17-year-old gathered around the site of the accident to place flowers and pay their respects just around the corner from the school they had all attended together.

Best friend Elise Hanson said “Britty” was honest, caring and not afraid to say what she thought.

“She was my best friend – my sister,” she said

“She had an attitude and we all just loved her.”

Since graduating Brittney has worked in the child care industry but recently confided to friends that she hoped to become a hairdresser.

As she was comforted by friends Elise, who first met Brittney in Year 4, spoke of her plans to honour her friend.

“We are going to paint this pole purple because that was her favourite colour,” she said

“And I am going to get a tattoo with her name on it.”

Brittney leaves behind her parents, twin brother and little sister.

While no funeral plans have been released Elise said she and a group of friends planned to attend in their high school jerseys.

“School is where we spent most of our time together,” she said

“Then we all went to Schoolies so the jerseys represent good memories.

“She would like that.”



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