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AustraliaTributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who died in Lamborghini crash

04:21  24 june  2019
04:21  24 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night, and her 15-year-old best friend is recovering in hospital. The pair were walking along the footpath on Morphett Road, Glengowrie, in front of the House of Tien Chinese restaurant when they were struck by a

Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Tributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who died in Lamborghini crash© Instagram Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash at 10:00pm. Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night, and her 15-year-old best friend is recovering in hospital.

The pair were walking along the footpath on Morphett Road, Glengowrie, in front of the House of Tien Chinese restaurant when they were struck by a Lamborghini Huracan driven by a 37-year-old man Elizabeth North man.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

A teenage girl PHOTO: Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash at 10:00pm. (Instagram) Friends and family members left bouquets and candles outside the restaurant yesterday and this morning.

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Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Sophia was selected in the South Australian team to play in the School Sport Australia volleyball championships in August.

Her school, Brighton Secondary School, is known for its volleyball program.

"It is with heartbreaking sadness that we offer our condolences to the Naismith family on the loss of Sophia," Volleyball SA posted on Facebook.

"As always, we as a community mourn the loss of one of our own and offer our sincere support to her family in whatever way they need us."

Sophia also played for The Cove FC soccer club.

Hundreds of her friends expressed their sadness on her Instagram page.

"Rest in peace, Sophia," one said.

"You were sweet, kind and caring.

'We will always remember you in our hearts forever and will always be missed. Miss you, gorgeous."

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Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Police call for drivers to take care A pedestrian at Glengowrie has died after being hit by a Lamborghini PHOTO: The Lamborghini after crashing into the restaurant's portico. (News Video) SA Police Acting Superintendent Damien Epps pleaded with people to drive safely after a weekend of three fatal crashes.

"These are tragic circumstances — three fatalities within four hours — it has huge impacts on not only those families but the communities, the school groups and work areas for those people," he said.

"It's really frustrating. We're obviously really concerned with driver behaviour at the moment.

"We're just pleading with members of the public to ensure they do the right thing when they get behind the wheel of a car or motorbike."

A car being unloaded from a truck PHOTO: The Lamborghini Huracan involved in the crash being delivered to the owner last year. (YouTube) The driver of the Lamborghini, which had the numberplate PSYKO, runs a YouTube channel focusing on performance cars.

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Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith , of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital. © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing

He can be seen in one of the videos picking up the $329,000 vehicle.

"Can you see me? I'm freakin' out, freakin' out," he said in the clip posted last year.

The YouTube account and a Facebook page promoting it have been removed since the crash.

The Lamborghini owner had been at the Wintertime Snow & Shine event at the Westfield Marion shopping centre with his wife before the crash.

The event organisers, called Horsepower Crew, said they passed on their "deepest condolences to all families/affected persons/EMS that are affected by this tragedy".

"At Horsepower Crew we consistently work closely with authorities and SAPOL to ensure the safety of our community in attendance of our festivals," it said on Facebook.

"We encourage anyone that witnessed the tragic incident and has not made contact with police does so by contacting Crime Stoppers South Australia on 1800 333 000."

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