Local Student Killed In Phuket

Jet Ski Crash Claims Life

Local Student Killed In Phuket

Tributes are flowing across the Riverina for Emily Jayne Collie, tragically killed in a jet ski crash while holidaying in Phuket.

The 20 year old Wagga pharmacy student was also a former resident of Leeton, she died on Sunday evening after her jetski and another driven by her boyfriend collided at Kata Beach.

Thai police yesterday confirmed they intend to charge 22 year old Thomas Keating with reckless driving causing death over the incident.

Fairfax reports Keating told authorities at the scene that he didn't see Ms Collie's watercraft, because of sun glare off the water.

Charles Sturt University has released a statement, saying it extends its deepest sympathy to her family and friends, and is providing counselling to her fellow students staff who have been affected by the tragedy.