A construction worker who killed a woman in an apparent drug overdose is facing a minimum of 18 years behind bars.
The construction worker was arrested in the early hours of this morning in relation to the death of Samantha Kelly, 25, on August 12.
“The investigation continues and we are asking the community to give us their views on the incident,” Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Gwyn said.
The incident happened on the Gold Coast at around 1:30am on August 13.
The woman’s boyfriend was driving and heard a loud bang, Detective Senior Sgt Gwyn told reporters outside the Southport Police Station.
The boyfriend tried to stop the car, but the driver got out and threw a brick at the vehicle.
The car hit the wall and then the woman died.
Police said the woman had previously been found in the ACT with a head injury and a broken leg.
She was taken to Gold Coast Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and died.
Detective Senior Sergeant Gwyn added the woman was a construction worker.
“She worked in a lot of different types of buildings.
She’s been involved in construction for a number of years and was involved in some other construction related matters,” he said.”
This was a really tragic accident.”
Detective Sergeant Tony said the man was not on any drugs.
The man was arrested this morning.
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