A young woman who died in a fiery crash in Perth’s south-east on Saturday night has been remembered as an “angel” and “beautiful girl” by friends and family.
Uneque Murphy was driving home along Tonkin Highway in Maddington when her white Holden Commodore left the road and crashed into a tree about 7.10pm.
Ms Murphy, who recently celebrated her 20th birthday, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and received fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Passers-by rushed to the car which had ignited after the impact, but sadly could not save Ms Murphy because of the intensity of the flames.
Ms Murphy’s boyfriend of three-and-a-half years, Ayden Perkins, posted a tribute to her on Facebook. “RIP my beautiful queen, I honestly can’t believe you are gone,” he wrote.
“I can’t do this without you I just wanna feel your hands on my face and I love you so much and will never forget someone who loved me so much,” he wrote.
Mr Perkins told 9News he felt as though he was “in a deep hole” following the loss of his girlfriend, who he was planning to start a family with.
“You feel like you’re in a deep hole and that you’re going to wake up in a bad dream and she’s going to be beside you but … this tragedy happens,” he said.
Friends and family members took to social media to mourn the loss of the P-plate driver, who had only got her licence just months earlier.
One person wrote on Facebook “Such a beautiful girl taken way too early”.
“Just know you’ll forever be in all of our hearts … you’re such an amazing young girl so much potential dearly missed by all of us,” the post read.
Police are urging anyone with information, mobile phone or dash-cam vision of the crash, or of the Holden Commodore travelling in the area before the crash, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.