Monday , June 14 2021

Tributes to Grace Ruhle, Queensland woman killed after falling from ute

Tributes are being paid to a young Queensland woman who died after falling from a walking ute on Friday night.

Grace Ruhle, 23, was in a friend’s food tray when she was allegedly accidentally thrown from the vehicle while traveling from Queensland regional.

Ms Ruhle suffered tragic injuries after falling from her vehicle on Friday night on her way to Springvale Rd, west of Toowoomba.

Friends and family took to social media over the weekend to pay tribute to the “unique” and brilliant woman.

“Girl Gracie, your unique spark will be remembered by all who were lucky enough to know you,” one friend wrote on Facebook.

“Gracie is forever in our hearts, such a blessing to have in my life. Leave it beautiful, ”wrote another.

“You are loved by so many and will be lost by so many … I love you Gracie,” added a third.

Another described the 23-year-old as “one in a million”, saying she would be “lost forever”.

Teen driver accused of tragic accident

Queensland Police charged a 19-year-old man, who was allegedly driving the ute at the time of the accident, on Saturday morning.

The 19-year-old Cooroy was accused of failing to provide a breath sample for analysis and driving with a person in a part of a vehicle designed for the carriage of goods.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing its investigation and every witness is encouraged to come forward.

The man will face Dalby Magistrates Court on May 4.

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