Jemmah Crighton remembered after crashing allegedly stolen car in Queensland

Friends torn over the death of their mate after she crashed a ‘stolen car’ that burst into flames and left her with horrific burns: ‘You always had a wild side’

  • Woman killed after she crashed allegedly stolen car into tree at 2am on Friday
  • Jemmah Lorraine Cole-Crighton hit tree along Warrego Highway, in Queensland
  • She suffered burns to most of body before she was taken to hospital and died 

A woman who was killed after she crashed an allegedly stolen car into a tree has been remembered as a kind and passionate person.

Jemmah Lorraine Cole-Crighton was driving the 2009 Toyota Camry before it crashed along the Warrego Highway, in southern Queensland, at 2am on Friday.

The car burst into flames leaving her with burns to most of her body.

Ms Cole-Crighton, from Toowoomba, was flown to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital but she died a short time later.

Her male passenger, a man in his 20s, was also rushed to hospital with a serious head injury and extensive burns.

A woman who was killed after she crashed an allegedly stolen car into a tree has been remembered as a kind and passionate person

A woman who was killed after she crashed an allegedly stolen car into a tree has been remembered as a kind and passionate person

A Queensland Police spokesperson alleged the car had been stolen earlier in the week from Hooper Centre car park, in Toowoomba, around 6.30am on Tuesday.

Devastated friends and family paid tribute to the late Ms Cole-Crighton and her ‘wild side’.

‘Beautiful to the eyes but girl .. You always had a wild side,’ one person wrote on Facebook.

‘Kindness, passion, confidence, faithfulness, loyalty, intelligence, independence and love are the qualities that we all admired about you!

‘My sincere condolences to your family and I am so sorry to hear this tragic loss!’

A second added: ‘Rest in peace Jemmah sending love to the Cole and Crighton Family love yous’.

‘R.i.p #Jemmahcrighton so young to soon. Will have a drink for you tonight sister!’ another wrote.

Ms Cole-Crighton's friends remembered the woman she was

Ms Cole-Crighton’s friends remembered the woman she was 

Jemmah Lorraine Cole-Crighton was driving the 2009 Toyota Camry before it crashed along the Warrego Highway, in southern Queensland, at 2am on Friday

Jemmah Lorraine Cole-Crighton was driving the 2009 Toyota Camry before it crashed along the Warrego Highway, in southern Queensland, at 2am on Friday

Devastated friends and family have paid tribute to the late Ms Cole-Crighton

Devastated friends and family have paid tribute to the late Ms Cole-Crighton

A truck driver travelling along the highway at the time of the crash said they noticed the Camry driving into oncoming traffic moments earlier.

‘It scared the crap out of me,’ he told The Gatton, Lockyer and Brisbane Valley Star.

‘I was hauling a loaded road train to Brisbane and all of a sudden a car veered onto your side of the highway heading straight towards me.

‘I hit the brakes and moved as safely as I could as it flew past.’

Police allege the car had been stolen when the driver of the Camry briefly left her vehicle with her keys and handbag still inside.

The owner of the Camry said she was ‘angry’ about the car allegedly being taken.

‘We feel sick literally and because the keys were left in the car by accident and I’m not sure that insurance is going to help us,’ she said. 

The Forensic Crash Unit has urged drivers to come forward if they have footage of the car in the lead-up to the crash. 

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