Mum killed by truck an 'amazing, lovely, caring friend'

Sharon Cuthbert was killed after being hit by a truck in Coolum on July 27.
Sharon Cuthbert was killed after being hit by a truck in Coolum on July 27.

TRIBUTES have come pouring in for a Coolum Beach mother who tragically died after being hit by a truck last night.

Sharon Cuthbert, 39, died on School Rd following the incident at 5.10pm despite attempts by paramedics and neighbours to revive her.

It's clear the mother-of-two had a profound impact on the community with many taking to Facebook to mourn an "amazing, lovely, caring friend" that "blessed their lives".


Sharon Cuthbert with her husband Michael.
Sharon Cuthbert with her husband Michael. Facebook

"Rest in peace Sharon Cuthbert, my heart is absolutely saddened, sending all of your family and friends the love and strength they need at this tragic time," wrote one friend.

Chris Chant, acting principal of Coolum State School where Mrs Cuthbert's children attended, sent out a letter to parents offering condolences and counselling services for those in the school community.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our much loved parents and extend our sincere sympathies to the family, caregivers, friends and loved ones at this difficult time," Chris Chant said.

"I know you and your children will share in our shock and sadness at the enormity of this situation and will have many questions."

Mrs Cuthbert leaves behind two daughters aged nine and 11 and her husband Michael.

Police believe other cars may have been travelling in the opposite direction at the time of the crash and are urging anyone driving on School Rd around the time of the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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