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Victims of the Hunter Valley bus crash identified

Names of those who remain unaccounted for following the Hunter Valley wedding bus crash have been revealed as police continue their investigation into the tragedy.

Ten people have been confirmed dead in the Sunday night crash, with multiple others currently in hospital.

The driver, 58-year-old Brett Button, has been charged and was granted bail in court this morning.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this article contains images of people who has died.

The bus had been returning from the wedding reception of Mitchell Gaffney and Maddy Edsell at the nearby Wandin Valley Estate, when it overturned at a roundabout near Greta.

NSW Police family liaison officers will continue to speak to the families and the victims but formal identification could yet take days.


The state’s health minister has paid tribute to the family of a junior doctor who was killed in the crash.

Junior doctor Rebecca Mullen has been confirmed as one of the 10 people to have died in the Sunday night crash.

Hunter Valley bus crash Rebecca Mullen
Rebecca Mullen. (Nine)
Rebecca Mullen.
Rebecca Mullen was a junior medical officer in the Hunter New England Local Health District. (Supplied)

Mullen was based at Calvary Mater Hospital within the Hunter New England Local Health District after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2021.


Also among those unaccounted for is Melbourne woman Darcy Bulman.

A spokesperson for the Australian Securities and Investments (ASIC) has confirmed Bulman was involved in the incident but could not provide further details. The Sydney Morning Herald.

Hunter Valley bus crash Darcy Bulman
Darcy Bulman. (Nine)

Singleton mum and daughter Nadene and Kyah McBride are also unaccounted for.

The pair were part of the Singleton Roosters football club, an Australian Rules team.

Nadene coached the Roosterettes, the club’s women’s squad, according to its website.

The Sydney Women’s AFL Masters Facebook page posted a tribute to them both.

The family, which has Indigenous heritage, has granted permission for images of Nadene and Kyah to be used.

Kyah McBride.
Kyah McBride. (Supplied)
Nadene McBride was involved in the Hunter Valley bus crash.
Nadene McBride. (Supplied)

Married Singleton couple Andrew and Lynan Scott were also victims.

Both also played for the Singleton Roosters, with Andrew reaching the 100-game milestone last year.

In a tribute article on the club website, his teammates described him as one of the best they’d ever played with.

Andrew and Lynan Scott.
Andrew and Lynan Scott. (Supplied)
Tori Cowburn.
Tori Cowburn. (Supplied)

Lynan’s fellow Roosterette, Tori Cowburn, with whom she also played with as a Hunter regional representative, is also unaccounted for after the crash.


Byron Bay man Zachary Bray and Queenslander Angus Craig have also been named, along with Kane Symons.

Bray, according to his Facebook page, was a bowel cancer survivor and an ambassador with The Gut Foundation.

Kane Symons.
Kane Symons. (Supplied)
Zach Bray.
Zach Bray. (Supplied)
Angus Craig.
Angus Craig. (Supplied)

Police have notified the next of kin of those they’ve identified as best they can.

The sporting and wider community continues to mourn, with a number of locals caught up in the tragedy.


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