Devastated friends and loved ones have left sincere tributes to a young family destroyed in a horrible car accident.
Amanda Kilmister, 37, and her 12-year-old son died instantly when a truck carrying the spoils crashed into the family's vehicle on the Murray Valley Highway in Brimin, on the northern tip of Victoria, on Friday. night.
After the collision, her two and eight-month-old children, as well as her husband Paul, 44, were flown to the hospital.
A friend of the family, Skye Shelton, told the Herald Sun that the accident was "devastating."
& # 39; Your little boy had a heart of gold. It was shameless and we will miss it. she said.
Amanda loves her children very much. She was a great mother. Paul drives the trucks for a living and works very hard. It is devastating.
It is believed that the mother, Amanda (pictured left) was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, which instantly killed her and her 12-year-old son and seriously injured Father Paul (pictured right). and two years old. old children and 8 months old
Mr. and Mrs. Kilmister (pictured) were driving home after their weekly family dinner at a local RSL when the tragedy occurred around 9.50 pm
The two-year-old child has improved since then and is now in a stable condition, however, his little brother and father remain in a critical condition.
The members of the family have now flown to be by Mr. Kilmister and the children in the hospital.
The family had gone out to their weekly dinner early in the evening at the local RSL, and was close to home when the fatal collision occurred.
& # 39; Amanda (pictured) loves her children very much. She was a great mother & friend of the family that Skye Shelton has revealed.
Paul (pictured) drives trucks to make a living and works very hard. It is devastating. friend of the family Skye Shelton also shared
Superintendent John Fitzpatrick said the mother was believed to be driving the car when it collided with the truck.
The 31-year-old truck driver, who was called at the last minute for his first shift at his new job, was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.
"As you can imagine, the seriousness of that scene, seeing a family in that position was very difficult," Superintendent Fitzpatrick told the media at a press conference on Saturday.
The family had gone out to dinner earlier in the night and was close to home when the fatal collision occurred.
The 31-year-old truck driver, who was called at the last minute for his first shift at his new job, was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and stopped to try to help the family on the scene.
Investigators will determine if distraction, fatigue or drugs were part of the cause of the incident.
He is expected to be accused of the accident.
The two young children are currently at the Royal Children's Hospital while the father remains at The Alfred Hospital.
The fourth son of the family, who is a teenager, stayed in a place of friends during the night and, therefore, was not in the car at that time.
The family car hit a truck head-on at 9:50 pm on the Murray Valley Highway in Brimin, on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.