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



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.


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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