The grieving household of a younger motorcyclist who was killed in a horror crash in Townsville have been targeted by scammers.
Jennifer Board, 22, had simply completed a gaggle journey when she collided with a Holden Statesman sedan that was allegedly chasing a stolen automotive on Ross River Highway, Thuringowa Central on Friday evening.
Her household have been compelled to situation a warning after scammers created a pretend fundraiser, posing as her father Graham, asking for $50,000 in donations for a “funeral fund”.
“I can’t imagine I even have to put in writing this, however final evening a pretend (fundraiser) was set as much as elevate funds for Jennifer’s funeral bills,” John Board wrote on Fb.
“Our household has not, and won’t, be organising any such sort of fundraiser so please don’t donate to them.”
He suggested those that wished to make a donation to provide the cash to Townsville Futsal Affiliation, a membership Jennifer had been elevating funds for earlier than her loss of life.
“On behalf of our Household we thanks for the type phrases and prayers, and for the help confirmed yesterday,” John added.
Civilian automotive chase
Police allege the Holden Statesman was “aggressively” following a stolen Hyundai sedan when it clipped the again of the automotive and spun uncontrolled.
The collision allegedly precipitated the automotive of “vigilantes” to cross onto the improper aspect of the street earlier than hitting and killing Jennifer.
The occupants of the stolen automotive fled the scene, and the car was later situated deserted in Garbutt, nonetheless, its occupants stay on the run.
The three folks travelling in the Holden Statesman have been taken to hospital with minor accidents and have been questioned by police.
“I can’t clarify why they have been following that automotive, however that’s what the investigation will try to decide,” Superintendent Glen Pointing mentioned.
“Folks shouldn’t take the regulation into their very own palms – police work must be performed by police, we’re skilled to do it.”
Tons of gathered close to the scene of the crash on Saturday sporting Jennifer’s favorite color, orange, and laying flowers in her reminiscence, whereas dozens additionally took half in a memorial journey.
The health fanatic has been remembered as “sort, bubbly and adventurous”.
“Like an precise angel, by no means performed something improper, modified folks’s lives, she was so real,” her good friend Dean Geiszler instructed 7NEWS.
“She had the most important coronary heart, would do something for anybody, so excited to get her bike, get her licence,” one other good friend mentioned.
Her orange Kawasaki Ninja was her newest ardour, and she or he had celebrated transferring to her restricted license in December.
Jennifer had additionally just lately utilized to hitch the police service and completed her preliminary coaching final weekend.