'Sweetest girl' killed in horror crash after leaving grandmother's funeral

A young up-and-coming playwright and director has been remembered as the "sweetest girl" after being killed in a car crash while returning home from her grandma's funeral.

Felicity 'Fliss' Morton, 21, was a passenger in the fatal crash near Gladstone, Queensland, on Wednesday afternoon and tragically died at the scene, Westside News reports.

The Brisbane local was returning home from Rockhampton — where the funeral was — with her brother Liam and her cousins when disaster struck.

Two photos of Fliss Morton, who was tragically killed in a crash on Wednesday in Gladstone, Queensland, when travelling home from her grandmother's funeral.
Fliss Morton was tragically killed in a crash on Wednesday near Gladstone, Queensland, when travelling home from her grandmother's funeral. Source: Facebook

Ms Morton was a playwright, director and producer and the co-founder of feminist theatre collective T!TS AKIMBO and, according to Westside News, was due to start at the University of London next year after completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in drama, at Queensland University of Technology.

Tributes flow for young Brisbane woman

Her family told the local publication that she "had a heart of gold" and "was a little ray of sunshine for everyone".

“Felicity was always the peacemaker,” her mum, Rosemary, told Westside News. “Her name means happiness, and she had a special quality of bringing happiness and laughter wherever she went.”

As the fourth of five children, Ms Morton was also inseparable from her siblings who are all close in age. “The kids are always checking in with each other," her mother told the publication.

Her father, Euan, described her as "lighting up a room". “All she cared about was people,” he said.

Queensland Police are continuing their investigations into crash

According to Queensland Police, the Forensic Crash Unit is currently investigating what happened.

It is confirmed that the car Ms Morton was travelling in was hit by a truck, with the other three family members being transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are asking for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

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