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When Kody died in a tragic automobile crash, the 24-year-old dad-of-two’s spouse thought her life could not get any worse. Then his dying triggered a very bitter battle together with his mother and father

When Kody died in a tragic automobile crash, the 24-year-old dad-of-two’s spouse thought her life could not get any worse. Then his dying triggered a very bitter battle together with his mother and father


The mother and father of a person killed in a horror automobile crash have been blocked from scattering his ashes after a courtroom dominated in his widow’s favour. 

Kody Bell, 24, his brother William, 21, and driver Jaziah Thomas, 24, have been tragically killed after the Audi A3 they have been travelling in ploughed right into a Kia Stinger on Sixty Eight Street in Baldivis, south of Perth, on September 27.

A bitter authorized battle between Kody’s widow Gabrielle Bell and his mother and father Andrew Bell and Belinda Gibson has now erupted over his ashes. 

The legislation dictates that any possessions belonging to a deceased particular person with no will are to be given to their partner, however regardless of quite a few requests for Kody’s mother and father at hand over his ashes they’ve allegedly refused to take action. 

In a Supreme Court docket judgment this week, the courtroom heard that Kody’s mother and father had held onto their son’s ashes since his cremation and funeral. 

Mrs Bell needs to protect the ashes, nonetheless her in-laws initially indicated they meant to scatter them earlier this month – prompting her to take authorized motion.  

A bitter court dispute has erupted over the ashes of 24-year-old father-of-two Kody Bell (pictured) who died in a car crash on September 27

A bitter courtroom dispute has erupted over the ashes of 24-year-old father-of-two Kody Bell (pictured) who died in a automobile crash on September 27 

Kody's widow, Gabrielle (pictured), wants to preserve his ashes but her in-laws had allegedly made plans to scatter them on December 8 - prompting her to take legal action

Kody's widow, Gabrielle (pictured), wants to preserve his ashes but her in-laws had allegedly made plans to scatter them on December 8 - prompting her to take legal action

Kody’s widow, Gabrielle (pictured), needs to protect his ashes however her in-laws had allegedly made plans to scatter them on December 8 – prompting her to take authorized motion

Justice Michael Lundberg instructed the courtroom that Mr Bell had turn out to be ‘fairly agitated’ whereas chatting with his daughter-in-law’s lawyer, Craig Gregson. 

Mr Bell indicated to Mr Gregson ‘that by no means would he present the ashes to (Mrs Bell),’ the West Australian reported. 

He allegedly deliberate on scattering his son’s ashes earlier this month towards Mrs Bell’s needs, prompting her to file an pressing injunction software. 

A proposal to separate Kody’s ashes was additionally rejected by Mr Bell who stated that ‘by no means was he ready to separate the ashes,’ the courtroom was instructed.

Mrs Bell shares two youngsters with Kody, aged three and one, and Mr Bell stated that he was ready to maintain onto the ashes till the youngsters have been older.

Nevertheless, Justice Lundberg stated the supply was ‘considerably at odds’ with Mr Bell’s earlier intentions to scatter the ashes. 

An interim injunction was granted to cease Mr Bell and Ms Gibson from ‘destroying or in any approach damaging the ashes; and disposing of the ashes’, which have been delivered to Mr Gregson for safe-keeping on December 11.

The ashes will now be held by the lawyer ‘pending the dedication of the underlying points on this continuing’.

Gabrielle and Kody Bell were together for almost nine years and married in March 2021

Gabrielle and Kody Bell were together for almost nine years and married in March 2021

Gabrielle and Kody Bell have been collectively for nearly 9 years and married in March 2021

Jaziah Thomas, 24, Kody and his brother William, 21, died instantly after the Audi they were travelling in collided head-on with a Kia Stinger south of Perth

Jaziah Thomas, 24, Kody and his brother William, 21, died instantly after the Audi they were travelling in collided head-on with a Kia Stinger south of Perth

Jaziah Thomas, 24, Kody and his brother William, 21, died immediately after the Audi they have been travelling in collided head-on with a Kia Stinger south of Perth

Kody, his brother and Mr Thomas, all died from the impression of the crash earlier than they may even be pulled from the automobile.

Their buddy Tyler Rowe, 21, was the only survivor from the Audi. 

Mrs Bell broke down in tears as she paid a heartfelt tribute to her husband and vowed to all the time defend their son Laiken and daughter Violet.   

‘I hope everyone seems to be driving protected and being cautious, maintain yourselves. Be sure to maintain onto your family members and inform them every single day how a lot you’re keen on them, cherish your moments,’ she posted on Fb.

Mrs Bell later instructed Seven Information: ‘I simply hope individuals may be protected on the roads and never drink and drive as a result of all that it leaves is heartache and grief for everybody that cherished them.’

‘I noticed him simply earlier than the accident. He was with me and his household, dancing and singing to his favorite songs’.

Mrs Bell and Kody have been collectively for nearly 9 years and married in March 2021.



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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