'Life is short': Influencer's haunting post before shock death

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This prominent beauty influencer has been killed in a tragic road accident with her husband just hours after posting "life is short" in an inspirational social media post

Julia Hennessy Cayuela, 22, who has more than 335,000 followers on her Instagram page, was on a bike trip with her husband Daniel Cayuela when they were involved in an accident on a major road in Sao Jose dos Pinhais, in southern Brazil.

Daniel was also seriously injured and is in intensive care following the crash that killed her in the metropolitan area of Curitiba on July 15.

The woman had a strong online following. Source: Instagram/Juliahennessy
The woman had a strong online following. Source: Instagram/Juliahennessy

In her last post on the day of the accident, she is seen posing with her husband on a sign for Capao Bonito.

The message read: "Life is short, let's be crazy. You, me, God and the road! Your dreams are mine."

The Federal Highway Police said they suspect a truck was crossing the road when the couple crashed into the side of it.

Julia, who said she had been working as an "influencer" on social media for seven years despite her young age, was airlifted to a hospital in the city of Parana in a critical condition before dying in intensive care shortly afterwards.

Her husband remains hospitalised in the same facility. There have been no further updates on his current condition.

Julia Hennessy Cayuela (left) who died in an accident in Brazil and her husband Daniel Cayuela (right) who remains in hospital. Source: Newsflash/@danielcayuela
Julia Hennessy Cayuela (left) who died in an accident in Brazil and her husband Daniel Cayuela (right) who remains in hospital. Source: Newsflash/@danielcayuela

Julia was buried in the city of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, where the couple were from.

The couple, who had been married for four years, cited motorcycling as a main hobby and posted itineraries and images of their trip around southern Brazil on their social media pages, including on the day of the accident when they posted their final message.

Their trip was to see them travel through the states of Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina, but was cut short by the tragic accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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