Miss World Australia Finalist Elyse Miller-Kennedy has died after she was involved in a head on collision in Far North Queensland on Wednesday August 3.
The 19-year-old was airlifted to Cairns hospital in critical condition and was then transferred to Townsville with serious head injuries.
Miller-Kennedy however sadly passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by her family.
"We are absolutely devastated to announce Elyse Miller-Kennedy passed away yesterday afternoon at Townsville Hospital Intensive Care Unit, surrounded by beloved family and friends after losing her week long battle to live after a tragic head on collision on Wednesday 3rd August 2016," said family friend Katrina Porter on behalf of the family via the fundraising page that has been set up for the family.
"Elyse will always be a shining light in the hearts of Far North Queensland, known for her caring nature, love of her family and incredible natural inner and outer beauty," she added.
"The support the community has shown has been absolutely resounding, thousands of messages and well wishes not only from locals, but globally. There have been friends, neighbours and strangers helping where ever they can, businesses have been fundraising and the prayers of the faithful are echoing from afar."