Mount Isa youth worker Sereana Pratap died in a car crash on Saturday while she was in Fiji for family reasons.
White balloons could be seen across the Mount Isa sky yesterday in memory of Mrs Pratap, described as “the most beautiful spirit”.
Pratap, 39, died when the vehicle she was driving was hit by another car which was driven by a 26 year old Jasmine Hill. Four teenage passengers, including a family member, were taken to CWM Hospital for treatment.
Pratap, wife of outgoing Mount Isa City Council chief executive officer Bhan Pratap, was remembered yesterday by friends and colleagues at the Mount Isa lookout where a balloon release was organised as a memorial. More than 50 people attended the ceremony, including former colleagues from Pratap’s time with Young People Ahead and most recently the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
Pastor Keith Christie led the ceremony, where people were invited to release a balloon with a message.
Meanwhile, Hill was released on$10,000 bail with surety by the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.
Hill was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and failure to undergo breath analysis.
The case was adjourned to June 25.