A Brazilian beauty blogger who was celebrating her 19th birthday with a girlfriend has been killed in a car crash after accepting a lift from a stranger to get home.
Pamela Sitnek Guarnieri was a beauty blogger with over 16,000 followers on social media and dreams of becoming a flight attendant. She died next to her friend, Gabrielly Sobota, 22, in a car crash after the pair accepted a lift from a 26-year-old driver whose identity has not been revealed.
The vehicle left the road and overturned several times before it hit two trees around 10.30pm on Friday 19th August in the city of Curitiba in the state of Parana, Brazil, according to Federal Highway Police.
The young women both hailed from the town of Contenda in Parana, which lies 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from the city of Curitiba and were reportedly celebrating Pamela’s 19th birthday in a pizzeria just a few moments before.
Following local reports, eyewitnesses claimed that the trio left a tobacconist where they were seen consuming alcohol before they entered the vehicle.
According to police, the driver, who sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, was not given a breathalyser test due to his injuries and has yet to testify.
The young blogger’s mother, Elaine Guarnieri, told local media of her daughter’s bright future as a flight attendant while speaking of the time she shared with Gabrielly.
She added: “They were inseparable friends. She loved Gabi.”
Pamela’s father, Fabricio Guarnieri, stated that he called his daughter at around 9pm that evening to ask her to come home in order to continue her birthday celebrations with her family.
According to Fabricio, he was called to the scene of his daughter’s death two hours later where he identified her body.
He stated: “When it was around 10:20 pm, two guys arrived at our house and told us that she had been in an accident.
“When I got there, I saw a horrible scene.
“The car stuck to the tree, I asked the staff, ‘where’s Pamela?’, and they pointed it out to me and said, ‘she’s there in that ravine’.
“When I ran there, I saw the two bodies, Gabi and Pamela, together.”
Fabricio added: “She took a thug’s ride. How many times have I told her not to get into a stranger’s car.
“I don’t know what got into their heads so that they would get into that blessed car.”