Isiiah Macauley: Sister of young man killed in crash on a remote road reveals his harrowing final moments after she discovered him in the mangled wreckage or the car
Published: 08:15, 18 January 2024 | Updated: 08:15, 18 January 2024
The teenage sister of a 23-year-old man killed in a car crash was by his side in his final moments.
He was still alive when his family discovered the wreck but died at the scene shortly after paramedics arrived.
Mr Macauley had been driving to his friend’s farm the night before and alarm bells were raised when the friend phoned family to let them know he’d never arrived.
His family grew more worried when one of Mr Macaulay’s beloved dogs was found wandering alone in town.
Isiiah Macauley (above) died in a car crash on Saturday morning; he was found by his father and siblings
Mr Macaulay’s 17-year-old sister, Hannah Shiner, was with him in his final moments.
She described her big brother as a ‘man of many talents’ who was ‘too big for this world’.
‘He loved his four-wheel driving, going out and making new tracks to go four-wheel driving and working on his car.
‘He did crunching, mechanics, truck driving, shed building, building houses, welding. You name it, he could probably do it.’
Mr Macaulay had left Pingrup, south of South Lake Grace, about 10pm on Friday night.
Police believe the 23-year-old’s car veered off the road and rolled before landing in a paddock on Mallee Hill Road.
His family found his crashed Toyota Landcruiser ute about 9.15am on Saturday and stayed with him until he passed.
Mr Macaulay leaves behind his four siblings, his girlfriend and two dogs.
Mr Macaulay’s (above) 17-year-old sister, Hannah Shiner, described him as ‘too big for this world’
‘Izzy had the kindest heart. I loved his family, his girl, and his dogs, FJ and Fwank, more than words could fathom,’ she wrote.
‘With a pure soul and abundant care and love for any person in his life.
Izzy was the kind of guy who would take his last shirt off his back for anyone in need.
‘He lived every day with a fierce passion and brought absolute light and laughter to any room and everyone who had the pleasure to meet him – a true-blue mate and legend.
‘All funds will be put towards the send-off Izzy deserved as times are tough, and an unexpected loss comes with the unexpected cost.’
Anyone with information about Mr Macauley’s crash has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.