Family members and friends of a man killed when a horse accidentally hit his car have described him as a “sad, kind, funny and kind soul” and “an incredible person”.
Key points:Neighbours said family and friends have been trying to come to terms with the death of 26-year-old Andrew HillmanThe man’s family said he had “always been the same person”Neighbour Kevin McQuillan said the man’s father was a “fantastic man” who was always with the family.
“He was a loving father, and I miss him so much,” Mr McQuellan said.
“His whole family was really, really sad for him.
They’ve been talking about him, they’ve been saying goodbye.”
The whole time I was going to be doing a funeral, I didn’t want to leave him alone, I just wanted him to come home.
“I just wanted to come and spend some time with him.”
The man was driving on a farm on the NSW north coast on Sunday when the horse he was riding struck him from behind.
He died on the road.
The driver of the horse, Andrew Hillmann, was not injured.
He had not been seen since the accident.
“They’ve been trying for the past week to find his body,” Mr Hillmann’s brother, Paul, said.
Mr McQuells said his brother was a quiet man who liked to hang out with his family, play rugby and run marathons.
“Everybody knows that Andrew was a nice guy, he loved his family,” he said.
Police have yet to charge anyone in the fatal accident.