Sydney: According to media reports, a Miss World finalist from Australia died in a car crash when her car ramped with another vehicle which was coming on the wrong side of the road in which two French tourists were travelling.
The 17-year-old, Elyse Miller-Kennedy from Queensland state’s entrant to the 2016 Miss World pageant, died on Thursday night after remaining in hospital for over a week with critical head, chest and torso injuries, international news agency reported.
The French driver who is recovering in a hospital was yet to be interviewed by authorities, and any charges will rest with evidence from forensic investigators.
The Australian pageant community was mourning the loss of the girl who was “so mature, so happy and full of life”.
The current Miss World Australia Madeline Cowe said, “She was a beautiful, amazing girl both inside and out and she could have done anything she wanted to.”