Family of Jennifer Board, killed in civilian car chase in Townsville, warn of fake page crowd-funding for funeral expenses

The grieving family of a younger lady killed in a car chase have warned of a fake funding page preying on these touched by the tragedy.

Jennifer Board, 22, died when her bike collided head-on with a Holden Statesman sedan alleged to be in pursuit of one other car in Townsville late Friday night time.

On Saturday, a page was arrange on the web site gogetfunding.com entitled “Jennifer Board Funeral Fund”.

It claimed to have been began by Graham Board, the title of Ms Board’s father, and requested for $50,000 in donations.

By Sunday afternoon, the page was nonetheless energetic and had raised $20 from two separate donors.

The family of Jennifer Board has warned people not to donate to a fake funeral fundraiser.
Digicam IconThe household of Jennifer Board has warned folks to not donate to a fake funeral fundraiser. Credit score: NCA NewsWire

However in a Fb publish, Ms Board’s household warned that the page was fake.

“I can’t consider I even have to jot down this, however final night time a fake (on-line fundraiser) was set as much as elevate funds for Jennifer’s funeral expenses,” John Board wrote.

“Our household has not, and won’t, be establishing any such kind of fundraiser so please don’t donate to them.”

Mr Board mentioned anybody who wished to make a donation can be higher off giving cash to the Townsville Futsal Affiliation, a membership Ms Board had been fundraising for earlier than her loss of life.

The family of Ms Board said those who would like to make a donation should give to the Townsville Futsal Club.
Digicam IconThe household of Ms Board mentioned those that want to make a donation ought to give to the Townsville Futsal Membership. Credit score: Equipped, Instagram
A memorial rally was held near the site of the crash on Saturday.
Digicam IconA memorial rally was held close to the location of the crash on Saturday. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Evan Morgan

The younger lady was remembered as a ravishing and type after the crash, which occurred at Kirwan, in Townsville’s west.

Her sister, Siana Board, mentioned she was “essentially the most real soul” and a health fanatic who cherished the color orange, The Courier-Mail reported.

Superintendent Glen Pointing mentioned an individual driving the sedan had allegedly been “aggressively” following an alleged stolen Hyundai hatchback about 10pm.

The automobiles collided on the intersection of Ridley and Ross River roads.

Two cars were involved in the fatal crash, which happened at the intersection of Ridley Road and Ross River Road on Friday night.
Digicam IconTwo automobiles had been concerned in the deadly crash, which occurred on the intersection of Ridley Street and Ross River Street on Friday night time. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Alix Sweeney
Emergency services at the scene of the crash.
Digicam IconEmergency providers on the scene of the crash. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Alix Sweeney

The sedan then crossed the median strip into the trail of the bike, Supt Ponting mentioned.

“It is going to be alleged the Statesman sedan has aggressively adopted this car, (earlier than it) collided with the rear of the car,” Supt Ponting mentioned.

“The motive force of the Statesman has then misplaced management and the car crossed the centre median strip and collided head-on with a bike travelling in the wrong way.

“Tragically consequently of that incident a 22-year-old native woman has died.”

The motive force of the Statesman is aiding police with the investigation, whereas the motive force of the stolen Hyundai fled the scene.