The 22-year-old bikini model Bree Keller, recently died after a tragic car accident in Sydney on Saturday. Her family is left devastated by the incident and are mourning the death of their daughter. She was a free spirited model and hairdresser with a growing follower base on Instagram.
She was based in Northern Beaches, travelling with three people at the time of the incident – brothers Steve and Jeff Nasr, who also were killed at the scene, and Joseph Bagala who survived but suffered serious injuries.
It is reported that the group were travelling in a $200,000 Nissan GT-R R35, that they bought only six days before. Then it flipped over and burst into flames after the driver lost control in Darling Harbour.
“She was a free spirit. Very, very attractive girl, very funny, we just all loved her to bits,” her stepfather Peter Francis said. “She was a family girl, and we’re all just so devastated that we have lost her.
“We’re just basically waiting for Briana to walk through the door because we can’t believe it. She was full of life. It’s just a waste, an absolute waste,” he said. “It was just a tragic mistake.”
While the police says that formal identification of the bodies is still to be completed, they said that they are very confident that it was Ms Keller that was found on the scene and killed during the accident.
“The woman in the car is believed to be a 22-year-old from Northern Beaches,” a police spokeswoman said.
Her family says that they are unsure how their daughter came to be riding in that high-performance vehicle and the police also says that the car was at “considerable speed” before it eventually flipped and crashed.
“We have no idea how she became to get in that car,” Mr Francis said. “We don’t know any of the people in that car… she didn’t know them either. We’re just at a loss.”
Bagala was the only survivor of the accident who was left with serious burns, broken ribs and cuts and had been taken to St Vincent’s hospital. He is in a serious but stable condition.
Bree’s boyfriend Isaac Treml, just posted a touching tribute to her on Instagram where he referred to the model as “the girl who loved me for my flaws”:
“My world has come crashing down knowing I will never get to see you again. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me. You taught me to be a better dad, how to love and be loved.”
“You showed me what life is really about and most of all you helped my life become so positive with the love you gave me. You’re my best friend my love for life and most of all the girl I wanted to grow old with.”
Our thoughts are with Bree’s friends and family during this difficult time.