Third victim of Sydney crash named as Northern Beaches woman Bree Keller

Published: 13 September 2017 Image credit: Instagram


A devastated family is mourning the loss of their 22-year-old daughter Bree Keller, a ‘free spirited’ model and hairdresser who was killed in an inner-city car crash in Sydney on Saturday.

The Northern Beaches woman was travelling with three others – brothers Steve and Jeff Nasr, who were also killed at the scene, and Joseph Bagala, who suffered serious injuries – in a $200,000 Nissan GT-R R35,  when it flipped and burst into the flames after the driver lost control in Darling Harbour.

The car had reportedly only been bought six days before.

“She was a free spirit. Very, very attractive girl, very funny, we just all loved her to bits,” her stepfather Peter Francis said.

“She was a family girl, and we’re all just so devastated that we have lost her.

“We’re just basically waiting for Briana to walk through the door because we can’t believe it.  She was full of life. It’s just a waste, an absolute waste,” he said.

“It was just a tragic mistake.”


Bree Keller with her loved ones. Image: Supplied

Police say that while formal identification has not yet been completed, they are confident it was Ms Keller who was killed in the crash.

“The woman in the car is believed to be a 22-year-old from Northern Beaches,” a police spokeswoman said.

The family of Ms Keller say they have no idea how she came to be in the high-performance vehicle, which police say was travelling at “considerable speed” down Golbourn Street before the crash.

“We have no idea how she became to get in that car,” Mr Francis said.

“We don’t know any of the people in that car… she didn’t know them either. We’re just at a loss.”

Joe Bagala, the sole survivor of the accident, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with serious burns, broken ribs and cuts.

He remains in a serious but stable condition.