The vacation of a lifetime ends in tragedy for the young Australian who dies in a motorcycle accident when his latest Instagram post is revealed
- Australian teen dies while on vacation in Sicily, Italy
- WA’s Matthew Borromei died after a scooter accident
- The tragic death sparked an avalanche of tributes
A young Australian man has tragically died after losing control of his scooter and crashing into a concrete pillar while on holiday in southern Italy.
Matthew Borromei, 25, of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, died in Sicily while traveling to the city of Taormina.
The accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on July 5.
Local media, the Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, reported that he died at the scene before emergency services arrived.
Just a few days earlier, Mr. Borrome had raved about his family back home about the southern region of Italy.
Australian youth Matthew Borromei (pictured) has died while on holiday in southern Italy after the scooter he was riding crashed into a concrete pillar.
Most recently, on June 28, he took to Instagram to share a photo from his travels in the Molise region.
“Feeling at home with family in this beautiful city,” she captioned the post.
His family confirmed his death in a social media post, noting that the area was one of his “favorite places that he discovered on his travels in Europe.”
“Mom and I love you so much,” her father Rino posted on Facebook.
‘I miss you. Always in our hearts and thoughts.’
Many tributes revolved around his love of football and the AFL, including two posts from the teams he played for.
His AFL team, the Railways Football Club, said “he will be greatly missed by many for his energy, smile and zest for life.”
The 25-year-old had raved about the region with his family, and as recently as June 28, posted “Feeling at home with family in this beautiful city,” while traveling through Molise in southern Italy ( Pictured: Matthew’s latest Instagram post from Molise, southern Italy)
“The Railways FC pays tribute to Matt Borromei, his family, friends and former teammates,” the post read.
“Sadly, Matt lost his life on tour in Italy and will be greatly missed by many for his energy, smile and zest for life.
‘…the biggest collective hug around everyone who loved and knew Matt, including many who play for the club today.
‘RIP Matt. We love you mate.
The club also announced that players will wear black armbands this weekend in all grades to pay their respects to Matt.
The tragic death of Matthew Borromei (pictured) has sparked a wave of tributes.
While the Twin City Saints soccer club also shared a moving tribute paying tribute to one of their original members.
‘Incredibly sad news for one of our OGs [originals] … Heart goes out to family and of course to you guys,” the Twin City Saints posted on their Facebook page.
‘Horrible to lose such a good partner.
“Love from two managers who were lucky enough to spend time with such a fantastic guy and quality player.”
Borromei was also a very dear colleague
“We are beyond devastated by the tragic loss of our charismatic colleague and team member Matt Borromei,” Board Constructions posted.
We will all treasure the last four years Matt spent with us, blessed and proud to know him as a friend.
“Matt was loved by all and will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace.”