Fam­ily mem­bers pay trib­ute

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The fam­ily of the Brimin car ac­ci­dent vic­tims made a re­quest to ad­dress me­dia at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal last Tues­day, Novem­ber 6.

The fam­ily made the de­ci­sion to speak with me­dia in the hope that their pri­vacy is re­spected mov­ing for­ward.

Amanda Kilmis­ter, 37 and her son Har­ri­son, 12, died when a truck col­lided into their car on the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way at Brimin be­tween Bun­da­long and Ruther­glen on Fri­day evening, Novem­ber 3.

The re­main­ing oc­cu­pants of the car, 44-yearold Paul Kilmis­ter and eight-month-old boy Austin re­main in hos­pi­tal. Mr Kilmis­ter was in a sta­ble con­di­tion but in an in­duced coma at the Al­fred Hos­pi­tal late last week mean­while the fam­ily’s two-year-old boy, Mor­gan, was re­leased from hos­pi­tal ear­lier in the week.

The fam­ily’s old­est son, Felix, who was at a sleep­over at a friend’s house at the time of the ac­ci­dent, is now with fam­ily mem­bers and has been at­tend­ing school at Cathe­dral Col­lege, Wangaratta.

The fam­ily, who loved wa­ter­ski­ing moved to Bun­da­long about five years ago.

Mrs Kilmis­ter’s brother, Daniel Gwynne, said the fam­i­lies are band­ing to­gether and ral­ly­ing be­hind Paul and Austin and un­der­stand there may be a long and dif­fi­cult re­cov­ery.

“Our im­me­di­ate pri­or­i­ties are with Felix and Mor­gan and they are sup­ported and sur­rounded with lov­ing fam­ily.

“It is im­por­tant for them to have sta­bil­ity in the com­ing months and for Felix in par­tic­u­lar to be amongst his friends and the sup­port of the greater Bun­da­long com­mu­nity.”

He thanked the sup­port of the Bun­da­long com­mu­nity and the boy’s school prin­ci­pal at Cathe­dral Col­lege Adrian Far­rer, for his

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