News

Tributes flow for Coutts Crossing crash victim

THE Clarence Valley community is in mourning over the sudden death of mother-of-three Jodie Spears.

The 32-year-old died on Thursday, after the Suzuki scooter she was riding was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Armidale Rd.

According to police, the scooter and a Mitsubishi Pajero towing a box trailer containing kayaks collided about 1km south of the intersection of McPherson's Crossing Road, just after 4.10pm on Thursday.

Emergency services were called, but the rider died at the scene.

The Coutts Crossing resident was the seventeenth person to die on Coffs/Clarence roads so far this year, and leaves behind a husband and three sons.

Since the news broke, tributes have flown for Mrs Spears and her loved ones on social media.

On The Daily Examiner's Facebook page, Kelsie Lea wrote: "Such a shock, Rest in Peace, I will never forget you, my thoughts are with your loved ones."

Tabetha Johnston commented that Mrs Spears was "a beautiful soul taken too early".

Nicole Fischer said "RIP Jodie... I'm so saddened, sitting here in shock to hear you have gone ... u were such a beautiful, happy lady."

Aleisha Robertson sent her condolences: "Such a big loss to everyone who had the opportunity to meet you".

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 54-year-old man, was uninjured in Thursday's crash and taken to Grafton Hospital for mandatory testing. Three passengers in the Mitsubishi were also uninjured.

Officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit have commenced an investigation, and have called on any witnesses who have not yet come forward to phone police via Crime Stoppers, on 1800 333 000.
 

Topics:  coutts crossing crash fatal


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man in custody after Woodridge lockdown

An exclusion zone has been established on Nyanza St, bounded by Mikaga Crt and Strathdarr St to Kurrajong St and Nydia St, Woodridge.

An emergency situation declared following reports of a disturbance

Raining, pouring: Wet roads to strike SEQ peak hour

Dusty Ford and Amy Blovask take cover as storms roll in.

Motorists told to drive to conditions

Major delays after truck and car collide

Traffic at Burpengary is still at a crawl.

Man taken to hospital with laceration

Local Partners

Lead poisoning fears: Plumber raided over contamination

AUTHORITIES have raided the home of Brett George Hogan, the plumber and electrician whose work may have delivered water contaminated with lead into homes.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

NOBODY expected much of Keanu Reeves' action thriller John Wick when it was released in 2014.

19 dead, 59 injured after nail blast: Ariana Grande concert

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Seven Year Switch: The boner to end all boners

Johnny’s outraged over claims he has a cracked boner.

She gulps. Her face says it all.

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Cage Dive, written and directed by Gerald Rascionato, is now screening in the United States of America. It had scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

Celebrity sex tapes: Where does all that money go?

Basically, did Paris and Kim earn fortunes from their videos?

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!