Tributes flow for Lily Galbraith, nurse killed in Brisbane tunnel crash, as friend Emma McLean fights for life

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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Lily Galbraith (left) and Emma McLean (right)
Lily Galbraith (left) and Emma McLean (right) Credit: Facebook

Tributes are flowing for a nurse killed in a horror tunnel crash in Brisbane while her good friend fights for life in hospital.

The three-car crash took place in the Legacy Way tunnel on Wednesday.

Lily Galbraith, a 24-year-old South Australian nurse, lost her life in the collision while travelling to a wedding with her close friend Emma McLean, 23, who remains in critical condition.

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The Nurses and Midwives Memorial Page Australia paid tribute to their fallen colleague: “Rest in peace, Lily. Thank you for your service. Condolences to your family, friends, and colleagues.

“All the very best for Emma and sending love to her family as they wait to see how her progress is.”

Emma McLean, recently engaged, continues to fight for her life after undergoing critical emergency surgery at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The driver of the Audi has been identified as former police officer Bruce Daley, who also died in the crash.

Witnesses recall the Audi’s alleged high-speed manoeuvres moments before the collision, prompting inquiries into speed as a focal point of the investigation.

On Thursday, Detective Acting Inspector Chris Hansel declined to delve into whether Mr Daley’s mental health would be investigated further.

“I’m unable to comment on exact scenarios at this stage,” he said.

“As you would appreciate, it is a very complex investigation, a very confronting scene that was experienced by our first responders and members of the public last night.

“It would be again irresponsible for me to nominate a specific scenario without the full investigation having been undertaken.”

As investigations continue, Queensland police urge witnesses to come forward with any information regarding the Audi’s driving behaviour leading up to the tragic incident.

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