Jessica Townley remembers alpaca farmer killed in Bruce Highway crash as her family’s ‘rock’
A three-car crash Friday killed Jessica Townley, a 25-year-old mother and a 65-year-old man.
Loved ones of a woman killed in a horror crash on Queensland’s Bruce Highway have paid tribute to the ‘hardworking’ alpaca breeder who was described as the ‘rock’ of her family.
Alpaca farmer Jessica Townley (38) was killed in a three-car crash near Federal just north of the Sunshine Coast on Friday morning.
Gypsy Satterley, 25, and a 65-year-old man were also killed in another vehicle.
Jessica Townley was killed in a fatal crash on the Bruce Highway on Friday. She is pictured with her partner Troy and stepsons TJ and Montana
Loved ones of Mrs Townley (pictured) have paid tribute to the ‘hardworking’ alpaca breeder who was described as the ‘rock’ of her family.
Ms Satterley was in a relationship with 25-year-old Rafferty Rolfe, the sole survivor who has now been charged with the robbery.
Friends of Ms Townley have set up a GoFundMe page and paid tribute to the loving fiancé and stepmother.
‘Jess was very special and meant a lot to them, she was their rock,’ said friend Kelly Goodwin who set up the fundraiser.
‘Jess was a hard worker and didn’t stop until the sun went down. She will always smile and brighten any day.’
As of Sunday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised more than $13,000.
Gypsy Satterley (pictured), 25, and a 65-year-old man were also killed in another car.
‘I’m sorry Troy, Montana and TJ. Jess was so beautiful inside and out. We are all thinking of you at school and are here to help,’ said one well-wisher.
Another said: ‘You will be missed Jess x love you Troy Montana and TJ’
In a statement, police alleged that a car ‘chased a man and woman into another car’ before 4am on Friday.
Driving north, the man ‘tried to push’ the victims’ car, causing both vehicles to cross the wrong side of the road, Queensland Police alleged.
Ms Satterley was in a relationship with 25-year-old Rafferty Rolfe (pictured), the sole survivor who has now been charged with the robbery.
“Those two vehicles collided with a third vehicle that was traveling southbound, driven by a 38-year-old woman,” police said.
Mr. Rolfe was pulled from a vehicle and charged with one count of armed robbery with violence.
Police allege he stole a woman’s Isuzu MU-X at knifepoint in Gympie on Thursday.
He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrate’s Court on Monday.