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.