TRAGIC: Five road deaths have made up six deaths recorded by police between the Sunshine Coast and Hervey in October so far this year.
TRAGIC: Five road deaths have made up six deaths recorded by police between the Sunshine Coast and Hervey in October so far this year.

TRAGIC TOLL: 6 heartbreaking deaths recorded this month

IT HAS been a tragic start to the month in the greater region with five road deaths and one at a popular Cooloola tourist spot in less than 10 days.

Two occurred in the greater Gympie region including a 90-year-old crash victim and a body that was found at Double Island Point on Sunday.

Three people were killed on the Sunshine Coast, including two motorbike riders, in three separate crashes within a week and to the north near Hervey Bay a mother-of two was killed in a crash on Sunday.

Full details below:

 

Body found at Double Island Point

By Josh Preston

POLICE confirmed a man was found dead at Double Island Point on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the Queensland Police Service said a body was located at the popular tourist spot at about 10am following extensive searches of the water that began the previous night.

FULL STORY HERE

 

Much-loved mum of two Vicki McGrath was killed in a crash on Beelbi Creek Rd near Hervey Bay on Sunday.
Much-loved mum of two Vicki McGrath was killed in a crash on Beelbi Creek Rd near Hervey Bay on Sunday.

CRASH TRIBUTE: Community mourns much-loved Coast mum

By Carlie Walker

VICKY McGrath never left her friends or family without telling they how much she loved them.

Now, her best friend Karen Bellert wishes she could talk to Vicki one last time, to let her know how many people felt the same.

Vicky, 39, was killed when the car she was driving left Beelbi Creek Rd and crashed into a tree.

FULL STORY HERE

 

Jordan Swift died after a crash at Little Mountain on October 11, 2020.
Jordan Swift died after a crash at Little Mountain on October 11, 2020.

'Shattered': Tributes to heart of gold killed in crash

By Felicity Ripper

SITTING around the fire pit taking solace in shared memories is not how Jordan Swift's loved ones expected to end their weekend.

Close friend Emily Ginns never imagined Friday would be the last night she laughed with Mr Swift.

The 29-year-old man with an "infectious smile" and "heart of gold" died in a car crash on Saturday.

FULL STORY HERE

 

Police at the scene of the fatal crash on Carter Road, Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast.
Police at the scene of the fatal crash on Carter Road, Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast.

Witness recalls desperate efforts of first responders

By Matty Holdsworthy

A MAN who was one of the first people at the scene of a fatal motorbike crash in Nambour has described how paramedics tried in vain to save the crash victim.

The man, who did not wish to be named, directed traffic on Carter Rd for three hours, while paramedics administered CPR.

A 38-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene just before 7pm on Saturday.

FULL STORY HERE

 

A motorbike rider died following a serious crash at Mooloolah Valley last Wednesday morning. Photo: Patrick Woods
A motorbike rider died following a serious crash at Mooloolah Valley last Wednesday morning. Photo: Patrick Woods

Off-duty nurse couldn't save rider in tragic crash

By Ashley Carter

POLICE say an off-duty nurse tried to save a motorbike rider after coming across a horrific crash scene on a Sunshine Coast hinterland road.

Emergency services were called to Connection Rd at Mooloolah Valley, near the Old Gympie Rd intersection, at 6.15am last Wednesday.

Beerwah Police Acting Sergeant Conan Sawyer said it appeared the ute had stopped on the eastbound lane, intending to turn into a driveway, when the motorbike crashed into the tray.

FULL STORY HERE

 

 

Witnesses sought to horror head-on that killed 90yo woman

By Frances Klein

A 90-year-old woman who was critically injured in a two car crash at Lake Macdonald last Saturday night passed away in hospital the next day.

Police believe from their initial investigations a wagon and Landcruiser smashed head on when they were travelling in opposite directions along Cooroy Noosa Road on Saturday night about 7.15pm.

The woman became entrapped and was taken to hospital in a critical condition when freed. The following day the woman died from her injuries.

FULL STORY HERE

 

Please note:

If you have information for police about any of the above events, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers 24hrs per day.