POLICE in Bali have revealed that a young Townsville woman killed in a motorbike accident was set to marry her boyfriend, who was driving during the tragedy.

Sophia Martini, 27, had been a pillion passenger on a bike being ridden by her boyfriend, Steele Nugent when it crashed in the early hours of Monday morning in Kuta. Picture: 9 News
Sophia Martini, 27, had been a pillion passenger on a bike being ridden by her boyfriend, Steele Nugent when it crashed in the early hours of Monday morning in Kuta. Picture: 9 News

Steele Nugent, 23, has been officially declared a suspect in the crash earlier this week which killed his 27-year-old girlfriend Sophia Fiorella Martini.

But police say they have allowed him to return to Australia, pending further investigations and a promise to return to Bali if he is charged.

Ms Martini's boyfriend Steele Nugent. Picture: Channel 9
Ms Martini's boyfriend Steele Nugent. Picture: Channel 9

Mr Nugent now faces a nervous wait to find out if he will face criminal proceedings.

Police are considering a letter from Ms Martini's mother, begging that he not be charged, saying it can be taken into account under alternative dispute regulations under which he would not be charged.

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