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Tragic death of fiance inspires Maddie to campaign for level crossing safety

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Ethan Hunter and Maddie Bott

Ethan Hunter and Maddie Bott. The pair were to marry last weekend but Ethan was killed in a level crossing accident near Bribbaree in March. Photo: Maddie Bott.

Maddie Bott and Ethan Hunter were set to marry in Easter.

This was their plan B wedding, having been forced to cancel their dream October 3, 2020 nuptials in Fiji due to COVID-19.

Now there won’t be a wedding. Instead Maddie was forced to share her vows at Ethan’s funeral in Grenfell on March 8.

Bribbaree

The men were transporting gypsum on a farm near Bribbaree when the B-Double they were driving collided with a freight train at a level crossing. Photo: Maddie Bott.

It was a one-off trip transporting gypsum that found Ethan, 27, in the cab of a B-Double truck with work colleague Mark…



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