Heartbroken sister’s emotional tribute to “one of a kind” little brother killed in crash near Denmark

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Josephine Rivka has paid tribute to her brother Pierre Kelson, 19.
Camera IconJosephine Rivka has paid tribute to her brother Pierre Kelson, 19. Credit: Josephine Rivka

The heartbroken sister of a Denmark teenager killed in a crash has paid tribute to her little brother as “the most incredible boy” who was there for her when she needed him most.

Pierre Kelson, 19, was killed when his Holden Commodore station wagon flipped and struck a tree about 6am on Sunday near Denmark.

Mr Kelson, the only person in the car, died at the scene.

His sister, Josephine Rivka, said her family’s “little dreamer” had been taken too soon.

“He was larger than life, absolutely fearless, full of love and passion, and driven to follow his dreams,” Ms Rivka said.

“He lived for adventures, for the waves and fish, for his family and aspirations.

“He was one of a kind — a true dreamer.”

Ms Rivka said she felt blessed to have Mr Kelson as her brother.

Josephine Rivka said her brother was “one of a kind”.
Camera IconJosephine Rivka said her brother was “one of a kind”. Credit: Josephine Rivka/ Facebook

“He was my best mate. He still is my best mate,” she said.

“I looked up to him so much for support and he always brought me back to earth when I needed it most.

“I wish I had told you how proud I am of the gorgeous man you were growing into.”

She said she could not come to terms with the idea he was gone.

“I hope the next plane of existence is as beautiful as you said it would be,” Ms Rivka said.

“You are forever in our hearts.”

Friends remembered the young surfer as a “down-to-earth bloke” who was “a rock to his sister”.

Police say Mr Kelson was travelling along Scotsdale Road, near Mount Lindesay Road, when his car left the road and hit a tree.

Major Crash investigators have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperswa. com.au.

Dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this crash can be uploaded directly to investigators via bit.ly/37hvo6z.

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