Triple fatal crash victims working to help families
THREE seasonal fruit pickers who died in a head-on highway collision were working in the Far North to build a better life for their families back home in Vanuatu.
About 50 people gathered at the at the El Arish crash site to lay flowers and remember the men, who were pronounced dead at the scene after the minibus they were in crashed head-on into a semi-trailer on Saturday at 2.30am.
The two other male passengers, aged 24 and 35, were discharged from Innisfail Hospital today.
The group had lived at Diggers Creek Caravan Park for the past few months. Police were still trying to identify the bodies and contact the families.
The men worked for Seasonal Work Australia, a Victorian labour-hire company that provides workers from the Pacific Islands to farms across the country.