A selfless aged care worker has died after an allegedly stolen vehicle crashed into her car on her way home from work.
Stella Tan died when her Nissa Micra was struck head-on on Windsor Road in Burnside, near the Sunshine Coast in Queensland‘s south-east, at 7.23 am on Friday.
Ms Tan was returning from a night shift when an allegedly stolen Mercedes crashed into her outside Nambour Special School.
Alleged driver Izak Kane Sefton-Bennett allegedly fled the scene before he was stopped by good Samaritans who stopped him leaving in a second vehicle.
Dramatic footage emerged of the moment police apprehended him and arrested Sefton-Bennett.
Stella Tan died when her Nissa Micra was struck at 7.23 am on Windsor Road in Burnside, near the Sunshine Coast in Queensland ‘s south-east. Pictured: the aftermath of Friday’s fatality
Dramatic footage later emerged of Sefton-Bennett (pictured centre), who allegedly fled the scene on foot, being apprehended by officers, including one who held the accused driver by the throat
The Caloundra West man has since been charged with several offences.
The much-loved 52-year-old Ms Tan died at the scene.
Ms Tan’s partner, Bernard Wee, shared a tribute in which he described Ms Tan as his soul-mate and said her ‘acts of kindness’ will be remembered by many.
‘Stella was my soulmate and the true love of my life. I miss her and love her so much,’ Mr Wee wrote on Facebook.
‘Everyone will always remember her for her smile and acts of kindness.’
Ms Tan’s Nissan Micra was seen mounted on the footpath with its hood smashed in, with parts of the vehicle’s front and back doors crumpled.
The Mercedes was left in the middle of the road with a badly damaged bonnet.
The vehicle was allegedly stolen in Landsborough, 30 kilometres south of Burnside, at 2am – just hours before the crash.
Sefton-Bennett was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and callous disregard to the deceased.
He was also charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, armed robbery, possession of shortened firearm, possession of methylamphetamine and other drug and firearm related offences.
‘It will be alleged at 7.23am a stolen Mercedes was headed east on Windsor Road when it collided with a Nissan Micra travelling in the opposite direction,’ Queensland Police said in a statement.
‘The driver of the Nissan, a 52-year-old Nambour woman, died at the scene.
‘The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene but was arrested a short time later with the assistance of members of the public.’
Ms Tan’s partner, Bernard Wee, shared a tribute online in which he described Ms Tan (pictured) as his soul-mate and said her ‘acts of kindness’ will be remembered by many
Mr We described Ms Tan, who died on Friday, as ‘the true love of my life’
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