Gold Coast man charged after mother of five killed on M1

POLICE have charged a man with multiple offences after the body of a mother-of-five was found on the side of the M1 on the Gold Coast.

32-year-old Tammara Macrokanis was found dead in Coomera on Saturday night, around four kilometres away from where a badly damaged car was found parked dangerously in the shoulder of the motorway.

It will be alleged she was walking on the side of the M1 when she was struck by the car.


Police had to use Polair and its infra-red cameras to find the the northern NSW mother after receiving concerned calls from motorists passing by.

The male driver of the damaged vehicle was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Queensland Police have since confirmed a 31-year-old Upper Coomera man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death whilst adversely affected, disqualified driving, drive uninsured vehicle and drive unregistered vehicle.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.