15 April 2011

Vigil's glow for Goodna car crash victims

Goodna crash vigil

FRIENDS REMEMBERED: Candles at a community Vigil for Goodna crash victims Brittany Bramwell, 17,
Nicholas Saxby, 16, and Matthew Prior, 18 at Queens Park Ipswich.


THEY died in the most tragic circumstances, but last night the lives of three teenagers lost in a Goodna car crash were celebrated with a moving candlelight vigil.

Friends and family of Nicholas Saxby, 16, Brittany Bramwell, 17, and Matthew Prior, 18, gathered at Queens Park, Ipswich to remember and farewell the young trio.

They were only minutes from home after a day trip to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast last Friday when a ute collided with their sedan.

Brittany's boyfriend Alex Mayfield was driving, but survived the horrendous crash.

Nicholas's girlfriend Tamika Neumann, 15, last night remained strong as she spoke of their shattered dreams.

"We shared so many dreams; one of them was getting married on the beach," she said. "He was a wonderful son, grandson and cousin ... he was the love of my life."

Matthew's father Frank Prior said he was lost for words

The ceremony was organised by two of Brittany's friends, Adam Payne and Rhys Mislop.

Students from Ipswich State High School wore yellow to remember their classmate Nicholas Saxby.



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