The twin sister of a teenage girl who died in a horror car crash has told her friend who survived that her sister loved him and would not want him to be angry with himself about the tragedy.
Jade Dixson, 17, described as an ‘unbelievably talented’ young footballer, died on her way to hospital after the crash on Tuesday night on the Sunshine Coast.
Her twin sister, Georgia, wrote a heartbreaking message to her sister’s friend, 17-year-old Adrian Fraser, who was driving the car and is now fighting for his life in hospital in Brisbane.
Jade Dixson, 17, described as an ‘unbelievably talented’ young footballer, died on her way to hospital after the crash on Tuesday night
Jade Dixson (pictured) was a twin and her sister told her friend who survived that Jade loved him and to ‘stay strong’
Police said Mr Fraser was driving when the red Hyundai left the road at around 11.30pm in Dulong
Desperate efforts by passers-by to help the teenagers were in vain for Jade as she died on her way to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Police said Mr Fraser was driving when the red Hyundai left the road at around 11.30pm in Dulong and crashed into a tree.
Jade’s sister wrote a message to Mr Fraser on social media on Wednesday telling him to remember Jade loved him and to ‘stay strong’.
‘We are always here for you,’ Georgia wrote, according to reports in the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Desperate efforts by passers-by to help the teenagers were in vain for Jade as she died on her way to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital
The Queensland football community is in mourning for the teen who played for the Sunshine Coast Wanderers
‘You’re very strong and you will get through this, don’t worry about what people say.
‘Jade loved you very much and she wouldn’t want you to be angry at yourself.
‘Stay strong buddy… love you.’
The Queensland football community is in mourning as dozens of tributes poured in for the talented teenager, who played for the Sunshine Coast Wanderers U17 team.
The Queensland football community is in mourning as dozens of tributes poured in for the talented teenager
Andy Kinden, president of Jade’s first club, Woombye Snakes Football Club, who she left this year, said: ‘It is with heavy heart that we write this post today.
‘Two of the Woombye Snakes much loved family were involved in a car accident last night.
‘Adrian Fraser has been flown to Brisbane in intensive care and very sadly Jade Dixson has passed away.
‘Jade has been a stalwart at the Snakes since starting as a Junior and is survived by our club legends Mark, Julie, Josh, Shane and of course, her twin sister Georgia.
‘Our thoughts are with both families during this very sad time.’
Miss Dixson and Mr Fraser were returning home after watching the Sunshine Coast Wanderers take on Moreton Bay United in Brisbane
Her current club, who her sister Georgia also plays for, said in a statement that members were heartbroken after hearing the news on Wednesday morning.
The club said: ‘We join Woombye Snakes FC and the entire football community in passing on our love and support to the Dixson family, and Adrian’s family at this very sad time.
‘Our hearts are truly broken this morning with the devastating news that Jade Dixson has passed away last night, and that Adrian Fraser has been seriously injured.’
Detectives are now investigating the circumstances which led to the crash and police praised witnesses who performed first-aid.
Detectives are now investigating the circumstances which led to the crash and police praised witnesses who performed first-aid
Senior Sergeant Gary Brayley said drivers called for an ambulance and were guided through first-aid until paramedics arrived.
‘They were very fortunate in terms of having some other members of the public who did stop and render first-aid,’ Brayley said, according to the Sunshine Coast Daily.
‘I understand they’ve done an admirable job in doing that.’
Police believe the car flipped when it hit a mound of dirt and the driver’s side roof smashed into a tree.
Messages in tribute to Jade were paid on social media throughout the day on Wednesday after the popular teenager was remembered.
A planned match between Maroochydore FC and Woombye due to be played on Wednesday night was postponed.
A planned match between Maroochydore FC and Woombye due to be played on Wednesday night was postponed
‘It comes with devastating news that has brought the Sunshine Coast Football community to its knees,’ Colin Towle wrote.
‘RIP Jade Dixson. A sweetheart taken, an angel born.’
Korey Nix added she was ‘literally lost for words’ but said Jade was an ‘unbelievable talent and much loved character around the Coast’.
‘As a club NYU will do everything they can to honour her memory and just like the rest of the football community, try and help the family as much as we can in their time of need,’ she said.
‘RIP Jade. Hoping that Adrian keeps battling and pulls through too, praying for his recovery.’
Rachel Knottenbeld added: ‘Although words offer little comfort during the most tragic loss any family should endure, please know our hearts are aching for you.’
It is understood Miss Dixson and Mr Fraser were returning home after watching the Sunshine Coast Wanderers take on Moreton Bay United.
United won the National Premier League Women’s match 6-1 at Wolter Park in Albany Creek – around 100km south of where the crash happened.
In a statement, Moreton Bay said: ‘We send our heartfelt condolences to and on the devastating news that Sunshine Coast Wanderers U17s player Jade Dixson sadly passed away last night on her way home from watching our NPLW game.
‘We send our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends, and in particular her twin sister Georgia.
‘Our thoughts also go out to the family and friends of Adrian Fraser who was seriously injured in the accident and remains in ICU in Brisbane. We are all family in the football world and we send much love and light to those grieving today.