Community & Business

7 February, 2023

Police appeal for fatal crash assistance

POLICE are seeking the assistance of two women and a man who were on the scene of a fatal crash between a motorbike and dual cad utility last Friday.

Police appeal for fatal crash assistance - feature photo

Atherton woman Jane Wheeler was riding her motorbike on the highway near the Mareeba Drive-In when she was struck by the car, sustaining critical injuries and passed at the scene shortly before 5pm on Friday 27 January.

A number of people stopped and rendered assistance before emergency services arrived.

Police are specifically hoping to a speak to two women and a man who left the scene shortly after the arrival of emergency services.

Investigators are appealing to those witnesses to contact police. Anyone with dashcam vision of either vehicle prior to the incident is also urged to come forward.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at


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