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Backpack Briton killed in Australia car crash

By Alex Diaz

A British backpacker has been killed in a car crash during her gap year in Australia.

Jade Fox (22) from Maidstone in Kent, was travelling in Fraser Island, Queensland, when the four-wheel drive she and her friends were in overturned.

It is thought that she suffered fatal head injuries when the Landcruiser flipped over at about 2pm on Friday.

The other seven people in the car received minor injuries, with two German tourists in their 20s flown by rescue helicopter to nearby Hervey Bay Hospital, according to reports.

Pilot Aaron Regan told ABC: 'It wasn't a nice incident to go to and obviously one of them has lost their life. Hopefully, the other seven will recover."

Fraser Island resident David Anderson told the Courier-Mail newspaper that he had tried to resuscitate Ms Fox, but it was apparent she had died.

"Two companions of the girl who died were visibly upset," he said.

"They had six months to go on their Australian trip and they were saying they wanted to go home. They were just too upset to go on any more."

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