Rockhampton couple mourned after tragic B-double crash

UPDATE SATURDAY: The Warwick community is in mourning, after two former local residents were killed in a trucking accident south of Townsville early Thursday morning.

The Warwick Daily News reported initial police investigations indicated the B-double truck Raylee Wilson and Jeff Sylvia were driving was travelling north on the Bruce Highway when it left the road and crashed into trees around 1am. 

Ms Wilson and Mr Sylvia had reportedly moved to Rockhampton from Warwick recently. 

Miss Wilson worked at Warwick hairdresser Clare's Hair Together and True Beauty from 2005 until February last year and salon owner Clare Jeffries said she would be sorely missed.

"Raylee was a mentor to a lot of the girls here," Mrs Jeffries said.

"It's tragic, we'll all really miss her.

"She was a fantastic hair-dresser and a fun-loving person."

Mrs Jeffries said Raylee left to work in trucking.

"It was a dream of hers to go trucking with her long-time partner Jeff," she said.

"The only thing you can say is that at least they died doing what they loved.

"They were a couple that loved life and their trucking."

Read more of the story on the Warwick Daily News website. 

THURSDAY: Two Park Avenue residents were the victims of a B-double truck crash on the Bruce Hwy, 15km south of Townsville this morning. 

Initial investigations indicate the man, 41, and woman, 40, were travelling north on the Bruce Hwy when the B-double truck left the road and crashed into trees around 1pm. 

At this stage, police do not believe any other vehicles were involved. 

The Bruce Highway was closed but reopened around 3am.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.


Topics:  bruce highway fatal traffic crash townsville

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