Man fought in vain to save his fiancée after A1 crash in Scotland

Mail Online | 1/15/2019 | Dave Finlay For The Scottish Daily Mail;Amie Gordon For Mailonline
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A man ran to help at the scene of a car crash before finding his wife-to-be had been killed in the accident.

Scot Brading, 30, was walking his dog in a field beside the A1 in Scotland when he ran to give assistance at the scene of a collision.

Fiancée - Meghan - Ambrozevich-Blair - Accident

But as he arrived, he realised his 26-year-old fiancée Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair had been involved in the accident.

Truck driver Michael Friel admitted killing Meghan in a head-on collision after driving along the dual carriageway the wrong way.

Friel - A1 - Edinburgh - Newcastle - Trunk

Friel kept driving on the A1 Edinburgh to Newcastle trunk road as other drivers swerved to avoid him and flashed their headlights before smashing into Meghan's car.

Friel, 57, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving dangerously on December 9, 2016, near Dunbar, East Lothian, after performing a three-point turn and driving the wrong way in the face of oncoming traffic.

Court - Edinburgh - Miss - Ambrozevich-Blair - First-class

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Miss Ambrozevich-Blair was posthumously awarded a first-class honours degree in veterinary nursing from Edinburgh Napier University.

The young couple had recently shared the news with friends that they were set to marry, and had been excitedly planning their life together.

Meghan - News - Year - Friends - Family

Meghan shared the happy news just a year before she died, telling friends and family she was 'over the moon'.

Miss Ambrozevich-Blair was in her fourth year at university at the time of her death and previously was awarded a medal as best HNC animal care student on graduating from an agricultural college in Dumfries.

Pupil - Dunbar - Grammar - School - Funds

A former pupil of Dunbar Grammar School, she regularly raised funds for the Scottish SPCA and campaigned against animal cruelty, the court heard.

Lord Arthurson deferred sentence on Friel, of Macmerry, East Lothian, for background reports.

Sentence - Forefront - Court - Mind

He said: 'A substantial custodial sentence remains at the forefront of the court's mind.'

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