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Car rally to honour Luke

Luke Joslin, died in a car accident on Friday night.
Luke Joslin, died in a car accident on Friday night. Contributed

FRIENDS of Luke Joslin, who was tragically killed in a single car crash at McLeans Ridges last Friday night, are holding a memorial car rally in his honour on Sunday.

Luke's workmate Tim Pearce is coordinating the Charity Cruise for Luke as a way to raise some money for Luke's partner and their 13 month-old son.

Mr Pearce worked with Luke at the Booyong meatworks and said he was "the most versatile person on the plant and the stitching in the fabric that held Booyong together".

"He will be missed greatly," Mr Pearce said.

So far about 100 people have indicated they will be attending the organised drive, with about 300 invited via Facebook.

Mr Pearce is a member of a local car club called the Non-existent Car Club and said many of Luke's other friends were involved in other Lismore car clubs.

IN MEMORY: Friends and family pay tribute to Luke Joslin, who was killed in a car crash on Cowlong Rd at McLeans Ridges last Friday.
IN MEMORY: Friends and family pay tribute to Luke Joslin, who was killed in a car crash on Cowlong Rd at McLeans Ridges last Friday.

He said there had been "a lot of drama" recently between the clubs and said this was an opportunity for them all to come together.

The Charity Cruise for Luke is aimed at being a family friendly event that will go from Lismore to Evans Head, via Ballina.

Mr Pearce has spoken to local police so they know what is going on and said drivers will be on their best behaviour and "not be hoons". It is open to anybody and not a car-club affiliated event.

Mr Pearce said the charity cruise would be an opportunity to spread the message about the importance of safe driving.

"And it's a lesson in just how quickly things can happen. We'd just seen him an hour before."

People interested in taking part in the rally should meet at the Crawford Carpark in Lismore on Sunday, August 3 at 8.30am

The rally will depart Lismore at 9am, arriving at the truck stop near the Ballina bypass roundabout about 9.30am. It leaves Ballina at 10am to head to Evans Head picnic area near the wall.

Topics:  crash, fatal crash




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