Bundy in mourn­ing as... Mother dies in high­way tragedy

NewsMail - - NEWS - JES­SICA COOK

A SIM­PLE mis­take meant Cheree Vowles never made it home to Bundy af­ter a trip to Her­vey Bay on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The 50-year-old mother was killed in a hor­ror crash with traf­fic on the Bruce High­way.

Howard Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ed Gom­pel­man said it ap­peared Ms Vowles had pulled out in front of the truck, which had been head­ing north in the 100kmh zone. .

“It is as easy as she sim­ply did not see the truck,” he said.

“The truck driver has done ab­so­lutely noth­ing wrong.”

Daniel Goretic, who lives nearby, said the crash sounded like an ex­plo­sion.

“It shook the whole house,” Mr Goretic said.

“My neigh­bour said he thought the noise was some­one rat­tling his door.”

Mr Goretic left his house to see if any­one needed help but Ms Vowles had died at the Tor- ban­lea scene.

Mr Goretic said the Gympie St and Bruce Hwy in­ter­sec­tion was known among locals as be­ing dangerous.

“The whole road is un­safe,” he said.

“The speed should be re­duced ... it should be 80km from Howard to the BP ser­vice sta­tion.”

“They have 80km at Childers so why isn’t that here?”

Snr Cnst Gom­pel­man said crashes such as Sun­day’s were a pow­er­ful re­minder to mo­torist

“The mes­sage is peo­ple just need to be pa­tient and aware of your sur­round­ings,” he said.

“Re­mem­ber the Fa­tal Five.”

THE WHOLE ROAD IS UN­SAFE. THE SPEED SHOULD BE RE­DUCED ... IT SHOULD BE 80KM ... NEIGH­BOUR DANIEL GORETIC

Photo: Alis­tair Bright­man

FA­TAL: The man­gled wreck of Bundy woman Cheree Vowles’s car af­ter the crash in which she died.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.