Tributes have flowed for a woman killed in a horror freeway crash during an annual biker’s Christmas charity event in Perth.
A motorcyclist killed in a horrific freeway crash during an annual Christmas charity event in Perth has been remembered as a “wildlife warrior”.
Katrina Reeve, 39, lost control while travelling northbound on the Mitchell Freeway in Craigie and hit a guard barrier just after 9.30am on Sunday. She died at the scene.
Loved ones have paid tribute to Ms Reeve on social media, including friend Gary Beilby, who described her as a “wildlife warrior and all round amazing, wonderful person”.
Ms Reeve had volunteered at the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which also paid tribute to her on Monday.
“Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are extended to the family of one of Kanyana’s longstanding volunteers,” a spokesperson said.
“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of such a passionate wildlife advocate, and one who will be missed as a highly valued member of our team.”
Two other motorcycle riders had to brake heavily to avoid crashing into Ms Reeve’s Honda motorcycle, police said.
A BRP Spyder, which is a three-wheeled motorcycle, was carrying a 67-year-old man and a 56-year-old female pillion passenger.
The man remains in a critical condition at Royal Perth Hospital, while the woman was also hurt.
Jo Cole, 59, was also injured after she was flung from her Suzuki motorcycle, which then caught fire.
They were participating in the Perth Bikers’ Charity Ride, travelling from Optus Stadium to HBF Arena for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.
The event has been held annually since 1975 and is the “oldest and longest running event of its kind in Australia”, according to its social media page.