Rebecca Tannock (left), Cherry Stunners and Jo Gordon, of Ocean Shores, grieve for their friends who were killed in the collision at Ewingsdale on Thursday night.
Rebecca Tannock (left), Cherry Stunners and Jo Gordon, of Ocean Shores, grieve for their friends who were killed in the collision at Ewingsdale on Thursday night. Jay Cronan

Prophetic dream on night of crash

HUNDREDS of tributes poured on to the Facebook pages yesterday of the three young men killed in the fatal collision at Ewingsdale on Thursday night.

As news spread yesterday morning and tributes began appearing at the crash scene on the Pacific Highway, shocked and shattered friends of Jarah Blackett, Byron Nicholson and Todd Hepner gathered to grieve, gravitating to some of the trio’s favourite haunts.

At the Ocean Shores shopping centre Jarah’s ex-girlfriend of three years, Cherry Stunners, struggled to make sense of the tragedy while she clung to friends.

“I had a dream last night that he came to me in my house,” she said yesterday, tears in her eyes.

“I was like ‘what are you doing in my house’ and he turned to me and said, ‘I’m never going to be able to speak to you again and I wanted to see you’re okay’, then he put his hand on my face and I woke up.

“I called a friend (Byron Nicholson’s housemate) straight away who was with the bodies. I was speechless.”

Childhood friend Rebecca Tannock watched Jarah and Byron grow up.

“Jarah was such a lovable person, he’d give us the shirt off his back,” she said. “I’ve known him since he was seven. He was a beautiful person, had a heart of gold

“He was living with me when I split up with my partner and he helped me with my kids while I was pregnant.

“I was closer to Byron when I was younger, but he was a beautiful person then too. Jarah and he would come over and we’d get out the home-made tattoo gun and have drinks and play music and dance around the house.”

Jo Gordon remembered Jarah as a ‘hard case cannon’ but a ‘lovely boy’. “He was going to make something of himself. I just can’t believe it,” she said.



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