‘ Angel in life’ now in heaven
AFTERMATH TO HORROR DAY ON NORTH’S ROADS
A SMALL town in Victoria has been shattered by the death of a teenage girl killed in a horror crash while on holidays with her family in North Queensland.
Georgia Edsall- French, 15, of Heathcote, north of Melbourne, was killed when the car she was travelling in with her mother and two of her sisters collided head- on with a ute on the Bruce Highway, 10km south of Bowen.
The ute rolled off the highway and landed on its roof after impact but the driver, a 22- year- old Kelso man, was uninjured.
A police spokesman said no charges had been laid over the crash but investigations were continuing.
“A fatal is the worst possible outcome,” the spokesman said.
“But unless it is an obvious cause like drink driving, forensic crash ( unit) will take their time laying any charges.
“The investigation will be done slowly and methodically and they will cross every little ‘ t’ and dot every ‘ i’ … and that could take months.”
The crash, just before noon on Friday, was the first of two fatals on the notorious stretch of road between Townsville and Mackay.
The Heathcote Netball Club, of which Georgia was a member, and the local football club held emotional minute’s silence before each match on Saturday as a show of respect to the Edsall-French family.
An Australian flag was also flown at half mast.
Social media has been flooded with hundreds of tributes describing Georgia as an angel.
Danielle Clayton posted: “G you were an angel in life now your journey continues in heaven. No words can describe how you have touched our lives and how this tragedy has shattered many. Rest peacefully beautiful girl.”
The owners of a local carpet cleaning business posted: “To lose such a bright, friendly, cheerful, courteous young lady from such a devoted and loving family just rips you to pieces. There are no words.”
Georgia’s eight- year- old sister suffered fractured legs in the crash and remained in a stable condition last night.
TRAGIC LOSS: Georgia Edsall- French, who was killed on Friday in a crash near Bowen, and ( right) the Bulletin’s Saturday front page on the two tragic accidents.