Teen dies in three-car crash just days after 17th birthday

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A teen model has died in a car crash just days after celebrating her 17th birthday.

The incident took place on the BR-235 federal highway in the municipality of Areia Branca, in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, on Tuesday evening (local time).

The crash involved three vehicles, according to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), and claimed the life of the high school student, who has been named as Maria Bianca dos Santos Siqueira.

She had just celebrated her birthday on Boxing Day and she was also taking a course in agribusiness in addition to her school studies.

Maria Bianca dos Santos Siqueira, 17, is pictured left and right in a birthday photo.
Maria Bianca dos Santos Siqueira died just days after her 17th birthday. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The 17-year-old was reportedly in the vehicle with her father and it overturned in the accident.

It is currently unclear who was driving the vehicle at the time.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and attempted to provide first aid to Maria, but died from her injuries at the scene.

Her father, who has not been named, was taken to hospital. There have been no updates on his condition.

Two other people were injured in the incident and were also taken to nearby hospitals, according to local reports.

The council decreed three days of official mourning over the model's death.

A spokesperson for the Areia Branca municipal authority said the period of mourning was a way of "expressing the enormous grief on behalf of everyone who makes up the local council".

The exact causes of the crash are being investigated.


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