Tragedy as schoolboy, 16, who was about to become a father of TWINS dies in a horror car crash – as his pregnant teenage girlfriend walks away without injury
- Brock Daniel, 16, from Queensland, died in a horror car crash on Monday night
- He died after the car came off the road and rolled several times at 10.30pm
- The three other teenagers who were in the car did not suffer serious injuries
- Heartfelt tributes have flowed for the 16-year-old who ‘made everyone laugh’
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A teenage boy killed in a car crash while his girlfriend and two friends survived was about to be the father to twins.
Brock Daniel, 16, died at the scene when the car rolled in Cecil Plains, west of Toowoomba, about 10.30pm on Monday.
Brock’s pregnant girlfriend was another passenger in the car but both her and the unborn children were not hurt.
The other teenagers in the car – the female driver, 18, and a male passenger, 19, – were not seriously injured.
‘I cannot believe this is real! Taken way too soon. Much love little cuz rest in paradise now,’ Brock’s cousin Scott Daniel said.
Brock Daniel, 16, (pictured) from Bundaberg on Queensland’s east coast, died in a horror car crash after the car rolled several times on Monday night at about 10.30pm
Brock (pictured) was in the car with three other teenagers, including the mother to his unborn children, who were not seriously injured
Police said the teenagers were driving on Dalby Cecil Plains Road when the car came off the road and rolled several times.
The two girls were taken to Dalby Hospital in a stable condition with neck, back and abdominal injuries.
The 19-year-old was assessed by paramedics but declined transport to hospital.
Brock’s uncle, Dallas Bamberry, established a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral costs and support the 16-year-old’s family.
Mr Bamberry described Brock, from Bundaberg in Central Queensland, as an ‘innocent passenger in a car accident’.
‘A beautiful 16-year-old boy, a son, a sibling of six, a twin brother, and as life would have it, was soon to be a father to his own twins,’ he wrote.
‘He was adamant about becoming a dad, and he knew he was going to be a good one, we all did.’
He called Brock ‘a young man who was full of life, was young and free, always happy to help others.’
Brock (pictured middle), a twin himself, was the soon-to-be father of twins
Friends (pictured right with Brock left) have written heartfelt tributes to the teen
Brock (pictured above) sustained critical injuries and died at the scene of the crash
Shocked friends said the reality of Brock’s death was yet to sink in and comforted each other with anecdotes from better times.
‘We all spent every spare minute we had together. You lit up the room & made everyone laugh. I just keep thinking of me, you and Shanelle playing murder in the dark in the middle of the night,’ Trinitii Lee wrote.
‘When we stayed in Brisbane and you got upset so you walked out of the hotel, and I came to find you and somehow you were the one that ended up buying me Krispy Kremes to make us both happy.
‘You’re a beautiful soul… You are the greatest and the sweetest and everyone loved you.’
The third member of that old triumvirate, Shanelle Elisé, described Brock as ‘the boy who always made us weak to the knees’.
‘Words can’t explain how we are feeling right now… I remember when all of us would sit around rapping and you had the funniest line… RIP my little angel,’ she wrote.
‘We can’t wrap our heads around the fact we were video chatting you today talking about your little babies on the way and planning to see you guys.’
Other school friends paid tribute to the 16-year-old who was ‘taken too soon’.
‘RIP Brock I remember when I was your mentor… and the amount of cheek you used to give me. May you now rest easy man,’ one wrote.
Another wrote: ‘RIP Brocky, taken way too soon brother. Love you so much, you will be missed by so many. I’ll be thinking of you bro until we meet again, love you.’
Friends shared tributes online (pictured) for the 16-year-old and remembered him as someone ‘who lit up the room and made everyone laugh’