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Jade Finn, 16, killed in horrific school holiday car crash

Tributes flooded in for a 16-year-old schoolgirl killed in a horror school holiday car crash in front of seven family members.

Jade Finn was thrown from her car and died at the scene after it swerved to avoid a van police said pulled out in front of it, and rolled several times.

The family was travelling up the NSW Central Coast on the Pacific Highway near Port Macquarie shortly after 11am on Thursday.

Jade Finn, 16, (L) died in a horror NSW Central Coast school holiday car crash in front of seven family members including her mother Jodie Williams (R)

She was thrown from her car and died at the scene after it swerved to avoid a van police said pulled out in front of it, and rolled several times

She was thrown from her car and died at the scene after it swerved to avoid a van police said pulled out in front of it, and rolled several times

Jade was a popular student at Toronto High School in Newcastle and her school friends were hit hard by her untimely death.

‘Always my best friend. Forever my angel,’ close friend Hayley May wrote on Facebook next to a happy snap of the two of them.

Another close friend, Tamara Fenton, wrote a heartbreaking farewell lamenting that she never got to say goodbye in person.

‘I can’t believe it’s a goodbye to this beautiful girl, I love you so much and it’s so devastating that I couldn’t say goodbye to you or hear your last word,’ she wrote.

‘I’m sorry that this happened to you, you didn’t deserve to die like this at such a young age, fly high my beautiful best friend you’ll always be loved and remembered by your family and all your friends.’

The family (Jade pictured with mother and brother Aarom Nanai-Williams) was travelling up the NSW Central Coast on the Pacific Highway near Port Macquarie about 11am on Thursday

The family (Jade pictured with mother and brother Aarom Nanai-Williams) was travelling up the NSW Central Coast on the Pacific Highway near Port Macquarie about 11am on Thursday

Jade pictured with her mother (L), and father Jason Finn (R) – it’s not known if they were among the injured

Jade was also given a sendoff by the local Macquarie United Scorpions rugby league club, where her little sister played under 15s

Jade was also given a sendoff by the local Macquarie United Scorpions rugby league club, where her little sister played under 15s

Another friend commented on her most recent photo saying: ‘Forever 16, I love you so much Jade. You’re so so gorgeous.’

‘Sorry to hear this I’m literally crying my eyes out, you helped me through the good and bad Jade, I’ll miss u heaps r.i.p lots of love,’ Kaiden Kashme wrote.

Jade was a popular student at Toronto High School in Newcastle and her school friends were hit hard by her untimely death

Jade was a popular student at Toronto High School in Newcastle and her school friends were hit hard by her untimely death

 

Issac Whitten wrote: ‘Rest easy and don’t party to hard up there Jade, you will be missed by millions.’

Jade was also given a sendoff by the local Macquarie United Scorpions rugby league club, where her little sister played under 15s.

Another mother of a club player called Jade a ‘beautiful wild child’ and offered condolences to her mother Jodie Williams. 

‘Jade you lit up any room you walked into anything that you said was a cracker,’ Mel Greig wrote.

‘Jodie how my heart breaks for you, you are always the 1st to offer anyone the world with your generosity, now please lean on us when you need.’ 

The woman driving the car suffered head injuries and was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains.

Remaining family members were taken to both John Hunter and Port Macquarie Hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. 

The woman driving the car (pictured) suffered head injuries and was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains 

The woman driving the car (pictured) suffered head injuries and was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains 

Two of those injured in the crash were flown to John Hunter Hospital by helicopter 

Two of those injured in the crash were flown to John Hunter Hospital by helicopter 

Two of those injured in the crash were flown to John Hunter Hospital by helicopter.

It’s not known if Jade’s mother Jodie, her father Jason Finn, older brother Aaron Nanai-Williams, or younger brother and sister were among the injured.

The driver of the van was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for mandatory drung and alcohol tests.

NSW Police are investigating the horrific accident, which is the second death on the Pacific Highway since the school holidays began. 

Remaining family members were taken to both John Hunter and Port Macquarie Hospitals for non-life threatening injuries 

Remaining family members were taken to both John Hunter and Port Macquarie Hospitals for non-life threatening injuries 

NSW Police are investigating the horrific accident, which is the second death on the Pacific Highway since the school holidays began 

NSW Police are investigating the horrific accident, which is the second death on the Pacific Highway since the school holidays began 

 

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