A WOMAN who was on a working holiday in Australia died after crashing her car into a tree.

An inquest at Northallerton's Evolution Centre heard Katherine Mary Hannah, from Malton, North Yorkshire, had the equivalent of 207 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, and she died from multiple injuries.

Miss Hannah, 27, was working as an occupational therapist near Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia when she died.

A statement by Australian police said: "At 3.30pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, she drove past a driveway, crossed the westbound lane and collided with trees at road level, before travelling down the bank which stopped below the road level.

"There were no witnesses to the crash, but a man who was first at the scene attempted to give chest compressions as her lips were blue."

The reports states there was a sweeping left-hand bend leading into the street where speed limit signs showed 35 kilometres per hour.

Her mother, Fiona Hannah, of Malton, sent a statement to the inquest which said she had suffered from depression in the past.

She added: "She went to Australia on August 24. She was very excited for her trip and she seemed the best she had been."

Coroner Michael Oakley recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

In a statement issued at the time of her death, her family said: “She escalated to a senior occupational therapist at a young age and was beloved by colleagues and patients.

“It was her ambition to improve the lives of mental health patients through her work and outside hobbies. She planned to run a marathon for the charity Mind among other endeavours.

“Katherine lived life to the full and was an unforgettable character. She was the life and soul of every party with a Diet Coke in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

“Where there was mischief there was Katherine, where there was glamour there was Katherine and when a friend was needed there was Katherine.”

Her family added: “Katherine Mary Hannah was a much beloved daughter, sister and friend and her loved ones were very proud of her. She will be greatly missed.

“Her family and friends wish to continue Katherine’s ambitions and celebrate the fulfilling but sadly short life she led. We plan to fundraise for the charity Mind and continue her fight to improve healthcare for patients suffering from mental health conditions.”