Influencer dies in horror crash as twin sister survives

An influencer has been killed in a car accident and her twin sister seriously injured after the car they were travelling in overturned on a motorway.

Lara Cleaver Afonso, 26, lost her life in the horror smash in the early hours of October 23 as the sisters were on their way to a photoshoot.

The crash took place on a stretch of the highway between Guaraci and Olimpia in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

Lara and twin sister Dara had been staying at a rural property the night before and were reportedly on their way home to take part in the photoshoot later that day.

Twins Lara and Dara Afonso smile at a bar.
The twins were involved in a serious car accident that killed Lara and left her sister in hospital. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Police said Lara was behind the wheel at the time and the twins' cousin was also a passenger in the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is being investigated but police believe Lara fell asleep at the wheel ahead of a curve in the road.

The young woman was rescued and taken to a hospital in Olimpia, but she did not survive her injuries.

Dara was taken to the Hospital de Base (General Hospital) in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, where she underwent surgery.

She was still in hospital at the time of reporting.

The sisters' cousin was treated for minor injuries and has already been discharged.

Lara and Dara were active on TikTok, where they shared snippets of their daily life, and have 16,000 followers on Instagram.

Their social media accounts have not been updated since last week.

Lara was buried in Olimpia – where she lived with her family – on the morning of 24th October.

The case remains under investigation.

- Australscope

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