Young New Zealander killed in Queensland crash

Joshua Howard with his girlfriend Ebony. Photo / GoFundMe
Joshua Howard with his girlfriend Ebony. Photo / GoFundMe

A young New Zealander has been killed in a car crash in Queensland.

Joshua Howard, 20, died at the scene of the crash on Sugars Rd, Anstead, on Friday evening.

He was the passenger in a car, and was travelling to pick up car parts, his family said.

Mr Howard, who was originally from Christchurch, was living on the Gold Coast.

His life was "cut short in a terrible car accident", a tribute on GoFundMe said.

"A well loved young man and a promising future ahead.

"The family are completely devastated with the unexpected death of a son, brother, fiance."

The GoFundMe page had been set up to "raise some funds for unexpected costs, funeral expenses and anything else that may arise for Ingrid and Ryan [Mr Howard's parents] and Ebony [Blacksell, his girlfriend] during this painful period", it said.

Almost $7000 has been donated since the page was set up three days ago.

A thank you message from the page organiser said the money was "be a huge help to the family".

Initial investigations suggested the vehicle had left the road before smashing into a fence and a tree, police said.

Mr Howard died a the scene, while the 21-year-old male driver from Anstead was rushed to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for treatment to a head laceration.
Queensland police's forensic crash unit is investigating the incident.

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