Bun­da­long fam­ily tragedy

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

A Bun­da­long mother and her 12-year-old son have trag­i­cally died fol­low­ing a hor­rific crash on the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way near Brimin last Fri­day evening.

It is un­der­stood an east­bound truck on the Mur­ray Val­ley High­way col­lided with a west­bound car just af­ter 9.30pm.

Amanda Kilmis­ter, 37 and her 12-year-old son died at the scene.

The re­main­ing oc­cu­pants of the car, 44-year-old Paul Kilmis­ter, their two-year-old boy and eight-month-old boy were re­ported as re­main­ing in a Mel­bourne hos­pi­tal.

The lat­est re­port is that Mr Kilmis­ter re­mains in a sta­ble but crit­i­cal con­di­tion in hos- pital. The con­di­tion of the two-year-old and eight-month-old boys has been down­graded to se­ri­ous but sta­ble.

The old­est son, who was at a sleep­over at a friend’s house, is now with fam­ily mem­bers in Mel­bourne.

SES Yar­ra­wonga Unit’s act­ing Con­troller Clin­ton Nunn de­scribed the scene as “ex­tremely tragic”.

“It was a ter­ri­ble start to the hol­i­day long week­end.”

Yar­ra­wonga Am­bu­lance and VRA Corowa

at­tended the scene, and there was a strong po­lice pres­ence.

“We were at the scene for about two and a half hours,” Mr Nunn said.

The Kilmis­ter fam­ily moved to Bun­da­long sev­eral years ago and the older boys at­tend Cathe­dral Col­lege in Wan­garatta.

The 31-year-old truck driver from Mooroopna has been in­ter­viewed and re­leased pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries.

Ma­jor Col­li­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit de­tec­tives con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate the dou­ble fa­tal­ity.

Any­one who wit­nessed the col­li­sion is urged to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or sub­mit a con­fi­den­tial re­port at www. crimestop­persvic.com.au

Lives lost on Vic­to­rian roads

2018: 173 2017: 200

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