The mother of a seven-year-old girl who was crushed to death in a horrific accident has spoken out, saying she was “the most beautiful girl”.
Lily Dorrough was crushed by a tyre while she was playing outside the workshop in Roma, about 450km west of Brisbane.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Lily’s mother Nerissa Higgs said her daughter was “the most loving and caring” child, who was “full of life” and “so cheeky”.
"She was just Lily - the most beautiful, outgoing child. She was my little baby and she was very, very much loved,” she told The Chronicle.
“She was just a kid everyone enjoyed being around.”
Lily had an older sister, Hallie, 10, who told The Chronicle they used to go on a lot of adventures together.
It is understood Lily was playing outside her father’s tyre workshop when the tyre fell on her.
It has been reported her father rushed her to hospital, where she died hours later.
The incident is being investigated by both Queensland Police and Queensland Workplace Health and Safety, with WHS taking the lead.
“We’re continuing our investigation with Queensland Police and we will prepare a report for the coroner,” a spokesperson for WHS said to Yahoo News Australia.
WHS could not make any further comments, as investigations are ongoing.
The community of Roma, a small town in Queensland with a population just over 7000, is devastated reported The Chronicle.
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