Heartbroken friends, family and colleagues of a woman killed in a horrific car crash in Sydney’s west have remembered her as a “driving force” who “brought joy to everyone”.
Cennet Akgun, 25, has been identified as the woman who died in the crash at the intersections of Broadhurst and Shaw Rds in Ingleburn, in Sydney’s south-west, on Friday night.
Ms Akgun, also known as Jenney, was in the passenger seat of the Nissan Skyline when it allegedly ploughed into a parked truck about 11.40pm.
She died at the scene.
On Saturday, her employer Just Engine Management (JEM) posted a heartfelt tribute to Ms Akgun, who was considered to be “family” of the vehicle customisation workshop team.
“It’s with a heavy heart and dripping teary eyes that I write this. Sadly last night we lost our JEM family member in a tragic car accident,” the owner wrote.
“Jennoo was our sister, our mum, our best friend
“She cared for us like her own family. She wasn’t just a worker, she kept us in line and motivated us, her enthusiasm kept us going, she was a driving force.
“Cennet made JEM a brighter place, adding the female touch to the business.”
The owner fondly remembered the 25-year-old as “full of bright ideas” who “brought joy to everyone”.
“Jennoo, we love you, and we miss you, we will never forget you and we will always pray for you. I am truly sorry this has happened,” he said.
Others remembered Ms Akgun for her detailed car builds – one saying he was “so grateful” for her work while commenting: “Heaven has gained another angel (and) a caring, welcoming, loving, funny, great soul.”
“She absolutely loved her cars, friends, strangers but MOST of all her family … what a tragic loss,” Kaylene La Macchia, Ms Akgun’s former colleague at Woolworths, wrote.
Another said she was “the only person who brought light to everywhere they go and put a smile on everyone’s face”, including “all the stupid faces and noises” from her “comments that usually never make sense”.
In a statement, NSW Police said the 24-year-old driver of the Nissan Skyline was taken to Liverpool Hospital.
He has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death) and drive while licence application refused.