Teen model dies in horror road smash
A NORTH Queensland model critically injured in a crash has died.
Elyse Miller-Kennedy, 17, who was representing Queensland in the finals of Miss World Australia was involved in a serious crash on August 3.
A post was issued on the Prayers for Elyse Facebook page that said Miss Miller-Kennedy passed away yesterday.
"We are absolutely devastated to announce 'Elyse Miller-Kennedy' passed away yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at Townsville Hospital Intensive Care Unit, surrounded by beloved family and friends after losing her week long battle to live after a tragic head on collision on Wednesday 3rd August 2016," the post said.
"Elyse will always be a shining light in the hearts of Far North Queensland, known for her caring nature, love of her family and incredible natural inner and outer beauty."
More than $45,000 has been raised for the family via the Facebook page.
BLAK Model Management said "devastating - Earth Angel Elyse Miller-Kennedy has passed away" on their Facebook page.
Police said about 7.20pm on August 3, two vehicles crashed head-on on the Burke Developmental Rd at Dimbulah.
The 17-year-old woman from Dimbulah was the only occupant of one vehicle, and was transported to the Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 24-year-old woman, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital for treatment. The passenger of this vehicle, a 20-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries.
Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.