Tributes paid to tragic road death victim Max Boggs after car crash in Australia


The 18-year-old died following a collision between two cars in Cobden, Victoria on Saturday morning.

The young man lived and worked in the area.

His family, who trade with Gorthill Farm Contracting in Eglinton, said yesterday: ‘We are totally broken. Rest Max.’

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Victoria Police released details of the accident on Saturday.

The City of Derry Young Farmers’ Club said its members were “deeply saddened” to hear the tragic news in Australia.

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to Ryan [Max’s father] and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the extended circle of family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Max was a popular young man in our rural community and he will be greatly missed by all,” the club said.

Eglinton Elementary School, which Max attended as a boy, sent their condolences.

“It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our former student, Max Boggs. We would like to express our deepest condolences to all of his family and in particular to his siblings and family members at the ‘school,’ the school said.

Victoria Police say Max died at the scene after two vehicles collided at the intersection of Bond Street and Cross Forest Road in Codden, southern Victoria at around 1.20am on Saturday morning, local hour.

Two other men in the same vehicle, aged 30 and 21, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The force said detectives from its Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) will investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.


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