Police are urging people not to get involved in vigilante justice after a young Queensland woman was killed riding her motorbike.
Jennifer Board, 22, died after she was involved in a head-on crash in Townsville on Friday night.
The car that hit Ms Board was a Holden Statesman which police said was following a stolen Hyundai sedan.
Police said both cars were driving “in a dangerous manner” and the Holden veered onto the wrong side of the road.
A friend told 7News Ms Board was on her way to a petrol station to refuel her bike and had plans to meet friends before she was killed in the fatal crash.
“She didn’t come up,” the friend said.
“So her friends went looking for her and they found her.”
Ms Board had also recently applied to join Queensland Police.
Superintendent Glen Pointing told reporters on Saturday the Holden “aggressively” pursued the Hyundai.
“The driver of the Statesman has then lost control and the vehicle crossed the centre median strip and collided head-on with a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction,” Supt Ponting said.
“Tragically as a result of that incident a 22-year-old local girl has died.
“I very strongly caution against any form of vigilante action.
“Often times while people may have good intentions, it can result in unintended consequences.”
He confirmed the Hyundai had been stolen but police are yet to find the person accused of stealing it. It was found abandoned after the crash.
The driver and two passengers in the Holden were hospitalised with minor injuries.
Family devastated by daughter’s death
Ms Board’s dad Graham told The Courier-Mail “nobody should ever have to bury their daughter” and is absolutely heartbroken by the loss.
Hundreds gathered to pay tribute at the crash site on Saturday to pay tribute to Ms Board.
Ms Board’s sister Siana wrote on Facebook “I miss you” alongside a picture of flowers with the caption “Justice for Jen”.
Kira Ahyick, who went to school with Ms Board, called her “the brightest, happiest, kindest soul I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing”.
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