Former Geraldton man charged over death of Indonesian woman

jake Former Geraldton man Jake Drage has been charged by Indonesian police with reckless driving causing death.

The 23-year-old could face a maximum of six years in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,100 if found guilty.

Jake was in Indonesia on a surfing trip when the accident occurred.

In a previous interview with Jake's mother, Tiena, she described the incident to Everything Geraldton.

“He was on a motor bike, behind a little truck” Tiena says.

"They were facing up a hill and the truck came to a complete stop. Jake was concerned the small truck might roll back on top of him. There were no lines or markings on the road at all.

“He’s nudged his head and the front of the bike out a small amount, perhaps a foot, to try and see if it was safe to pass the stationary truck. All of a sudden a motorbike with two people on it was there and clipped Jake’s bike.

“The bike was being driven by a 16 year old girl, and her mother was on the back not wearing a helmet.

“Jake said the girl panicked when she saw Jake. Their bike crashed an the mother on the back of the bike was taken to hospital.”

Jake has been held in Indonesian Custody since the accident which occurred on June 30th. They are awaiting a trial date.