‘You weren’t just my brother, you were my best friend’

Shane Tippins was driving his black Ford utility along the Princes Highway near the Konetta Rd intersection in Greenways on December 21 when his car pulled off the road and drove off. The vehicle eventually came to rest in a nearby enclosure, but Mr. Tippins, the sole occupant, was rushed to Mt Gambier Hospital with serious injuries. He was then flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries two days later. in the hospital – just before Christmas. Her devastated brother, Mark, has set up a fundraiser in an effort to raise funds for her funeral, which will take place on Friday. Mark told The Advertiser his brother had four children under the age of 12 whom he “loved very much” – Caleb, Chelsea, Hannah and Sienna, the youngest being just eight months old. “Shane had a heart of gold, he would do anything for his family or friends,” Mark said. “He was very involved, always doing something or fixing something… He wasn’t always on the right track, but his heart was always in the right place. Mark organized a fundraiser to help with funeral and living expenses. “He wasn’t just my brother, he was my best friend,” Mark said. “He will be missed by so many people. »Donate to fundraising here.

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