Student’s life cut short

TWO of Jessica Lindley-Jones’ best friends have paid tribute to her memory after the UNE student was killed in a car accident. 

Amelia Fitzgerald and Sophie Richards issued a joint statement to The Express describing her as a caring person who had a bright future ahead of her. 

“Jessey was a bright, intelligent, fun, loving girl. She was so sunny and happy, and very open. She would give the best cuddles. She was so smiley and always had something lovely to say to anyone,” they said.

“She'd pull the funniest faces, make silly voices and just somehow cheered people up.”

Ms Lindley-Jones was driving back to the University of New England from Queensland when her car hit a tree between Deepwater and Dundee on the New England Highway on Sunday. She died at the scene.

The three best friends met last year during UNE’s O-Week while they were all studying medicine and living at Mary White College.

They became firm friends and decided to move together to St Albert’s College this year. 

In their statement the two said Ms Lindley-Jones’ loss was being felt by everyone who knew her.  

“In our med year everyone is so close, we are like a big family and we have lost a family member so it's been very hard and will get harder adjusting to that,” they said. “She genuinely cared about people and would have made a beautifully caring doctor.”

Ms Lindley-Jones was the step-daughter of Queensland’s Assistant Minister for Health Chris Davis. 

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