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Queensland boy, 13, killed in alleged stolen car crash was heartbroken by mum’s death

A 13-year-old Queensland boy who died after crashing an allegedly stolen car will be buried exactly one year after he buried his mother.

Bailey Pini’s family has revealed the heartbreak which sparked his descent into delinquency after his death on Wednesday morning.

Bailey was driving the car, allegedly stolen hours earlier, when it rolled and burst into flames near an intersection in Bowen, in the Whitsunday region.

His passenger, a 14-year-old boy, was injured but survived.

His sister Troydon Pini does not want the way he died to define him.

“I just want people to remember that regardless of his final decisions,” she told 7NEWS.

Bailey Pini and his mum Sonia. Credit: Supplied

“He was a loving, big-hearted, well-mannered kid.

“He was a great kid. He was honestly such a great kid. He had a heart of gold. He had a smile that would light up the whole room.”

Pini revealed Bailey and his mother Sonia were close before she died after a short battle with cervical cancer.

“She declined very fast. She didn’t take to radiotherapy or chemo or anything,” Pini said.

The 13-year-old boy died at the scene, while his 14-year-old passenger was taken to hospital.
The 13-year-old boy died at the scene, while his 14-year-old passenger was taken to hospital. Credit: 7NEWS

“That’s where my heart breaks for Bailey. It was always Bailey and mum, because we (siblings) were all that bit older.

“He watched her whole journey. Bailey watched her decline.

“That’s what broke him in the end.

“To lose her, as much family and support he had, it just was never enough for him.

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