Sunday, March 26, 2023

Triple J star traced, 25-year-old killed on Port Wakefield highway

A talented young singer, who was killed when his car crashed and overturned, had just moved home with a friend and was about to start university.

Odetta Maxwell, 25, was driving alone on the Port Wakefield Highway, just north of Adelaide, about 11am on Tuesday when her car crashed and rolled into nearby bushland.

He managed to get out of the car before emergency services arrived, but his condition rapidly deteriorated.

He was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but sadly died from his injuries on Wednesday.

Her sister Isobel Vlahotis said that her beloved ‘O’, as she was fondly known, ‘lived many lives and experiences in her short 25 years’.

Odetta Maxwell, 25, is remembered as a ‘fearless’ and ‘larger than life’ woman

Ms Maxwell's Car Collided With Brush On The Port Wakefield Highway At Around 11Am On Tuesday.

Ms Maxwell’s car collided with brush on the Port Wakefield Highway at around 11am on Tuesday.

Ms Vlahotis wrote for the GoFundMe page, “Odetta worked hard, played hard and fought for everything she believed in.”

“She kept her loved ones close and was the most outgoing, influential, intelligent, beautiful and larger-than-life woman.” We will keep your memories close and your soul close.

‘Her bravery and courage will live on with us all and if you knew her please do the honors you can; Daily.’

Ms Maxwell, who performed under the title Pink Wasabi, appeared on Triple J’s Unearthed in 2019 with her hits ‘Tides’ and ‘Killers’.

He took the music industry by storm in 2018 with his song Red Light District. [ft. BALTIMÖRE]and then released four more dance, hiphop and electronica inspired songs.

In recent weeks, the music producer and singer, who lives in Port Wakefield, has begun a new chapter in her life.

On Instagram, she revealed that there were a variety of exciting new adventures on the horizon for her, including traveling, starting a career and potentially traveling abroad.

In Recent Weeks, Ms. Maxwell Shared That She Has Exciting New Adventures On The Horizon.

In recent weeks, Ms. Maxwell shared that she has exciting new adventures on the horizon.

“Lady Maxwell: Music Producer/Singer/Songwriter (coming in 2023) Psychology/Neuroscience/Philosophy major,” reads her bio.

‘Just wait it out. is coming.’

In another post on January 13, she shared a slideshow of photos of herself in Adelaide having drinks with friends, eating pasta and exploring the city.

“Going home today with a friend,” she wrote.

My life is about to be so exciting again.

He was also considering living and working in Europe.

Last month, he wrote a letter to a Facebook group seeking advice from expats on the best ways to transition.

“Hello everyone, I am starting to find out if I can have an extended stay in France,” he wrote on January 15.

‘I wonder how feasible it would be to work in hospitality. I have 13 years of experience and am learning French (I think you should speak perfect French most of the time to work in France).

‘I just wanted opinions from anyone who knew about the industry. Thank you.’

Ms Maxwell Shared A Photo Of Her New Car On Instagram On December 25, 2021.

Ms Maxwell shared a photo of her new car on Instagram on December 25, 2021.

Pictures taken at the scene of the crash show Ms Maxwell’s disabled car covered in sticks and branches after it ran off the road.

Two years ago, she shared a photo of herself excitedly next to her new ‘sick’ silver Mazda on Christmas Day.

As leading accident investigators work to establish the cause of the crash, online tributes have begun to pour in for the ‘beautiful’ and intelligent young musician.

‘Such an intelligent, determined and beautiful woman. Gone too soon,” wrote a friend.

‘Rest in peace dear.’

Another said: ‘A beautiful angel taken too soon!

‘Forever young Odetta, may you rest in peace beautiful.’

Ms Vlahotis told Daily Mail Australia Ms Maxwell had traveled the world before her 23rd birthday, visiting Mexico, the US, Japan, Thailand, Croatia and Belgium.

She said her sister was extremely passionate about mental health, indigenous rights, politics and “basically everything she did.”

“Odetta would put shoes on your feet and walk by your side barefoot to see you in less pain,” she said.

Mrs Maxwell Is Pictured With Her Sister Isobel Vlahotis

Mrs Maxwell is pictured with her sister Isobel Vlahotis

‘She was a shining star and our family cannot believe how much support we are receiving from our community and the kind words and memories they are sharing.

Ms Vlahotis said her devastated parents, who live remotely, are severely disabled and were struggling with mounting bills before dying in Ms Maxwell’s bed after traveling to Adelaide.

She said that her parents were in a car accident when they were young and that they overcame the odds and miraculously survived.

‘My mother was resuscitated 5 times when she was 8 after crossing the street and being hit by a car. And my dad hit a stobie pole at age 37 and had a 2% chance of survival.

“My sister was truly a miracle and it is sad that a car accident took her from us.”

The fundraiser has raised $4,755 to help her parents cover funeral costs since it was launched on Wednesday. Your organs will be donated to save the lives of others.

Ms Maxwell’s death marks the 11th life lost on South Australian roads in 2023, up from four at this time last year.

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