A Brazilian influencer has tragically perished after her car overturned on her way to a photo shoot in Sao Paulo with her identical twin sister.
The tragic accident happened on the morning of October 23 as 26-year-old Lara Cleaver Afonso was driving on the Armando Salles de Oliveira highway from Guaraci to Olímpia, Jam Press reported. The Instagram model was behind the wheel while her sister Dara Cleaver Afonso, 26, drove a shotgun with their cousin, Vitória Molina Leite da Silva, 25, in the back.
Tragedy struck after Lara lost control during a turn, causing the vehicle to overturn and ejecting her from the car.
Authorities are currently investigating the crash, which they believe was caused by the bomb falling asleep at the wheel.
After the accident, Lara was rushed to hospital, where doctors revealed she had suffered multiple broken bones. Despite the best efforts of doctors, she eventually succumbed to her injuries.
Meanwhile, her twin sister Dara was taken to São José do Rio Preto Base Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery. She is currently under observation at the facility.
Fortunately, the twins’ cousin emerged from the crash with only minor injuries and has since been released from hospital.
Lara was buried on Monday morning in Olímpia, where she lived with her family, G1 reported.
At the time of her death, Lara and Dara had over 10,000 followers on their shared Instagram page @laraafonso_daraafonso, where the twins frequently shared photos posing together in sexy matching outfits.
In her last post uploaded a week ago, a bikini-clad Lara could be seen sunbathing on a boat alongside her sister.
Social media was devastated by the loss of the influencer with one despondent fan writing, “Amazing what happened! Life is a blow! My condolences to Lara’s family and friends!”
“My sincere sympathy! So far, I can’t believe it! says another. “Rest in peace Laura! And I will continue to pray for your sister.
New York Post