Tributes are pouring in for a "beautiful" mum-of-three who was killed in a car crash while driving home from work on Wednesday.
Sophie Wemyss was just minutes away from her house, driving near Greenbank south of Brisbane at around 2pm when she was struck by an oncoming truck. The collision killed her at the scene.
The 34-year-old, who lives in Flagstone, has left behind an "amazing life partner" Dale and their three children aged 10, 8 and 7. In a heartbreaking post on Facebook, Dale described Sophie as his "best friend" and "soul mate". "We will miss you forever," he said.
Mum's detour before fatal crash
Sophie's sister Janice shared details of the crash that claimed the life of her sibling in a social media post on Thursday. The mum-of-three made a detour to pick something up when tragedy struck.
The driver of the truck survived the crash and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Queensland Police said.
Janice said the loss of her "beautiful sister" has left "our whole family devastated". "There are no words to describe the pain," she said in her post.
"For anyone that knew my sister Sophie, she had the biggest heart and her three children were her whole world," she continued.
"Sophie always reminded her children to say goodbye and to tell people that you love them, because you never know when it will be the last time.
"Her words have never been so true."
Mum's kind act before tragic death
Janice said Sophie "wanted to help the world" and was always kind to strangers that needed help.
"She made her kids share a room so she could take in a stranger who was facing being homeless. She is the [type of person] who, not only bought a homeless person breakfast but sat with them with her daughter right beside her," she revealed.
Janice has set up a GoFundMe page for Sophie's "high school sweetheart" and their kids so he can "cover the cost of the funeral and spend time with the children during this time".
She reminded others to "always take care of those you love, because you never know when you won't get a second chance".
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