Gypsy Satterley, Rafferty Rolfe, and Alpaca breeder Jessica Townley Wiki – Biography
Gypsy Satterley, Rafferty Rolfe, and Alpaca breeder Jessica Townley, Two of the three tragic victims who died in the horrific car crash in Queensland overnight have been identified as a doting mother of two and an alpaca breeder.
Gypsy Satterley, 25, was killed in a suspected domestic violence murder when the van she was in was struck in the path of another vehicle on Bruce Highway in Federal near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Rafferty Rolfe, 25, of Yandina, who was allegedly in a stolen car that crashed into her vehicle, is the sole survivor of the three-car collision, which occurred around 4 a.m. of Friday. According to police, the stolen Isuzu MU-X was allegedly chasing a northbound Nissan Navara carrying Rolfe’s girlfriend as a passenger. The stolen Isuzu is believed to have then rammed the Navara in the path of the third vehicle traveling south, a Chinese-made blue Great Wall ute. Mrs Satterley, who is believed to have two daughters aged around 6 and 8, and the 65-year-old man driving the Navara were killed in the accident, along with alpaca farmer Jessica Townley, 38, from nearby Imbil, who was driving the Great Wall ute.
Police said Ms Satterley and Navara’s driver did not know each other before last night. Investigations are underway to determine if he was a good Samaritan helping her after she got out of the Isuzu. Ms Satterley’s death is now being treated as a domestic violence murder. Rolfe was allegedly known to Queensland police and was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains under police watch. On Friday night, he was charged with one count of robbery with violence while armed in connection with the alleged theft of the Isuzu. He is scheduled to appear before the Maroochydore Magistrate Court on Monday, July 24. Detective Superintendent Ben Fadian told reporters: ‘The white Isuzu was trying to ram the Nissan Navara motor vehicle. “As a result, that [Nissan] vehicle crossed into the southbound lanes of the Bruce Expressway.”
Gypsy Satterley, Rafferty Rolfe, and Alpaca breeder Jessica Townley Age
Gypsy Satterley, 25, Rafferty Rolfe, 25, and Alpaca breeder Jessica Townley 38 years old.
Police also confirmed on Friday night that Ms. Satterley and Rolfe had allegedly been in a relationship before the tragedy. In a final haunting Facebook post just four days ago, Ms Satterley, also from Yandina, posted a poem ‘Keep Going On’ about pushing forward in the face of cruel adversity. It includes the lines: ‘No matter how bad things are right now, no matter how many days you’ve spent crying, no matter how hopeless and depressed you feel… I promise you won’t feel like this forever. Keep going. Shocked friends paid tribute to the young mother after news of the tragedy spread. “She was supposed to be at my house last night, but I missed her call and she never showed up,” one told the Courier-Mail. This time there was no tomorrow. ‘Her brothers and her sisters are devastated along with her mother and her father, we are all very shocked. “She is a beautiful person who deserved more than what life gave her. She never deserved this at all.
Bruce Highway Crash: Police investigation report
The white Isuzu MU-X vehicle had been stolen 12 hours before the highway crash in a violent daylight carjacking on the main street of Gympie on Thursday, police said. A vehicle alert was issued after a man armed with a knife threatened a mother and her three children as the family got into their car. The terrified mother, Bec Alexander, pulled her children out of the vehicle before handing it over to the thief. She and her children were unharmed. My car was stolen with three children in the car,” Alexander said in a Facebook post. ‘They pulled out a knife for me and the kids to get out, but they stole my car!’ Later, the police saw the stolen car, but the driver refused to stop and escaped. The car was not being followed at the time of the incident.
“The tragedy is that there are now three people dead and the ripple effect it has on their families,” Detective Superintendent Fadian said. Queensland Ambulance Service Sunshine Coast Acting Director Nigel Jones said it was a challenging event for all emergency services. “Obviously, the scene was quite contentious given the mechanism of the forces involved: it was clearly a very high-speed incident involving those vehicles,” Jones said. “So much so that our paramedics report that the two patients died on impact and a third patient sadly passed away shortly thereafter.” The southbound lanes of Bruce Highway are expected to be closed for an extended period and detours have been implemented. Detective Superintendent Fadian described it as a complex investigation and asked anyone who saw the stolen Isuzu to contact the police. We are also calling for anyone driving on Bruce Highway between Federal and Noosa to detour this morning between 3am and 4 pm. The crash forensics unit is investigating and no charges have been filed.