Man charged with three counts of murder over Bruce Highway crash

July 25, 2023 7:36 am in by
Photo: Queensland Police Service.

The man who police allege caused the crash which killed three people on the Bruce Highway at Federal has been charged with three counts of murder.

25 year-old Yandina man, Rafferty Raymond Rolfe, is alleged to have been driving a stolen four wheel drive at the time of the crash early on Friday morning.

Police allege he was chasing and ramming a vehicle driven by 65 year-old Mackay man, Terry Bishop, who had earlier picked up Rolfe’s 25 year-old partner, Gypsy Satterley, from the side of the road.

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It’s alleged their vehicle was forced into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car driven by 38 year-old Imbil woman Jessica Townley .

All three died.

Mr Rolfe remains under police guard in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

His case is expected to be heard in the Maroochydore Magistrate’s Court