Former beauty queen dies after being thrown from car in horrific crash

A former beauty queen was killed after being thrown from her car that struck a roadside curb then rolled into oncoming traffic.

Zanib Naveed, Miss Pakistan World of 2012, was travelling along an arterial road in the US state of Maryland, when police said she attempted a turn but hit the curb and flipped, the New York Post reported.

The 32-year-old was reportedly driving a 2018 Mercedes CL2 on December 2 when she crashed and died about 11.40pm (local time).

A preliminary investigation indicated alcohol was not a contributing factor to the crash, police said, with Ms Naveed being the vehicle’s sole occupant.

Zanib Naveed was killed on Sunday (local time) after her car flipped. Source: GoFundMe/Facebook

She was representing the city of Lahore when she took out the Miss Pakistan World crown in Toronto, Canada.

According to a GoFundMe page established in the wake of her death, she left behind a “loving family, including her husband Ali-Haider Shah, her parents Tabinda Naveed and Chaudry Qudrat, brothers Ali and Umer Naveed, and many others”.

“She had a smile that could light up a room, a powerful personality, captivating eyes, a voice that demanded attention and beauty like no other,” the page read.

“Zanib was truly a force to be reckoned with, always standing by her beliefs. All who knew Zanib can attest to her strong will, always accomplishing her goals in life. She paved her own path to success, and had a promising future ahead of herself.”

According to her Instagram description, she held a position being the “President of Miss and Mrs Pakistan USA”.

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