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22nd Feb 2022

Heartbreak as Miss Alabama beauty queen, 20, dies after tragic accident

Kieran Galpin

Zoe Bethel

Her family did not reveal the nature of the accident

A pageant veteran who held the title of Miss Alabama has died from injuries she sustained after a tragic accident eight days earlier.

Zoe Sozo Bethel, 20, passed away at 5.30am on February 18 after injuring her head in an accident that left her in a coma. In an Instagram post from her family, she is said to have “touched the hearts of many.”

Her family wrote: “Zoe had an accident Thursday night, February 10th, & sustained severe damage to her brain/brainstem & is in a coma.


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A post shared by Zoe Sozo Bethel (@zosobe)

“Unfortunately, the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired and that she may not have much time left.”

Updating fans via their daughter’s Instagram, Bethel’s family announced her death. They wrote: “At this time of bereavement, effectual and fervent prayers are solicited for the family members, and the family asks that their privacy wishes be honored and respected.

“The family members sincerely appreciate all of the kind words and expressions of love for Zoe.”

Her family did not provide further details on the nature of her accident.

Bethel was branded a “rising star” in conservative politics before her death and is said to have been involved with organisations like Project Veritas and Turning Point USA, reports Heavy.


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A post shared by Zoe Sozo Bethel (@zosobe)

Just weeks before her sad passing, Bethel had shared an inspirational message to her Instagram.

She wrote: “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.

“But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

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