A Good Samaritan who offered to give a lift to a young mother before her boyfriend allegedly rammed them into oncoming traffic was on his way to a wedding when he died, reports say.
Terry Bishop, 65, and his passenger Gypsy Satterley, 25, were killed when their Nissan Navara was allegedly pushed into the path of oncoming traffic on Bruce Highway, in Federal on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, by a stolen Isuzu MU-X around 4am on Friday.
The allegedly stolen vehicle was driven by Ms Satterley’s partner, 25-year-old Rafferty Raymond Rolfe, who was the sole survivor of the three-car collision.
The accident also claimed the life of alpaca farmer Jessica Townley, 38, whose blue Great Wall ute was traveling in the opposite lane of traffic.
Mr Bishop was on his way to a family wedding when he was involved in the alleged domestic violence car accident, but did everything he could to help Mrs Satterley.
Terry Bishop, 65, (pictured) was killed in a horrific three-car crash on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Friday.
Mr. Bishop and Mrs. Satterley had only met that night when he offered to drive the young mother, it is understood.
The devastated Good Samaritan family broke their silence Monday to pay tribute to the grandfather of five, who was a retired resident of Hay Point, just south of Mackay.
“Terry was traveling to Brisbane on Friday to attend a family wedding the day after the incident,” the family said in a statement.
“Our family is absolutely devastated, he is a man who would always go above and beyond to help anyone in need.
“He leaves behind a wife, a daughter, a son and five young grandchildren who loved him dearly.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the other victims and first responders in this horrible tragedy.”
Before moving to Mackay several years ago, Mr. Bishop worked for a long time in Northgate, in north Brisbane.
Gypsy Satterley (pictured) was in a relationship with Rafferty Raymond Rolfe before she died
Rolfe, 25, was the sole survivor of the fatal three-vehicle crash on Bruce Highway in Federal
Rolfe was arrested at the scene and rushed to hospital with serious head injuries before being slapped with a series of charges.
Rolfe did not appear in person at the Maroochydore Magistrate Court when his matter was briefly mentioned on Monday morning.
Police will allege that Rolfe did not have a license when he was driving a stolen car and had been chasing the ute in which Ms Satterley and the 65-year-old man were traveling.
It is alleged that he “attempted to ram” their car, causing both vehicles to cross onto the wrong side of the road.
“A collision occurred between those two cars and a third car heading south, driven by a 38-year-old female,” a Queensland Police spokesperson said.
Mr Rolfe was removed from one of the cars by paramedics and remains at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in stable condition.
He has not been charged in the death of Ms.
Slattery or the death of Ms. Townley or the ute driver, but faces one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving without a license disqualified by court order as a repeat offender, evasion, robbery with actual violence while armed, robbery, and unlawful possession of a vehicle with intent to deprive.
Police also allege that Rolfe threatened a woman with a knife in Gympie and stole her Isuzu MU-X before Thursday’s crash.
Rafferty Raymond Rolfe (pictured) has been slapped with a series of charges over the crash
He then allegedly drove dangerously on River Road, Gympie, before evading police at Curra, north of Gympie, when he also allegedly failed to stop after being ordered to do so by a police officer on Thursday, according to court documents.
It is further alleged that Rolfe stole fuel at a Coles Creek gas station on Friday while in possession of the stolen car.
It is alleged in court documents that Rolfe had also had his license disqualified by court order at the time he allegedly stole the car and was allegedly a repeat offender of driving without a license.
On Monday, duty lawyer Michael Robinson told the court that he had been informed by Maroochydore Watch House that “there is a possibility that (Rolfe) may be transferred to another hospital.”
The matter was adjourned until July 27.
No bail was requested as Mr Rolfe remains under police surveillance at the hospital.
“Either he will be in hospital or in custody, he cannot be anywhere else,” magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said.
Since then, friends of the victims of the horrific accident have created two GoFundMe campaigns to help raise money for the families of Ms. Townley, an alpaca farmer, and Ms. Slattery, who is survived by her two daughters.
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Family members have remembered Mr. Bishop as someone who always went out of his way to help others. In the picture: the scene of the accident