DRIVER CHARGED: Amanda Kilmister and her husband Paul.
DRIVER CHARGED: Amanda Kilmister and her husband Paul.

Truck driver charged after double-fatality in Brimin

A TRUCK driver is facing drug-related charges over a crash which killed and seriously injured members of a young family on the Victorian border earlier this month.

A 31-year-old from Mooroopna has been charged with 15 serious offences including exceeding the prescribed concentration of drugs following a head-on crash which killed Amanda Kilmister, 37, and her 12-year-old son, Harrison, on the Murray Valley Highway in Brimin about 9.30pm on November 2.

Ms Kilmister's husband, Paul, and children, Morgan, 2, and Austin, 8 months old, were flown to hospital with critical injuries. Mr Kilmister has reportedly since been stabilised in hospital. Austin suffered a back fracture.

The charges include:

  • Culpable driving x 2
  • Dangerous driving causing death x 2
  • Negligently causing serious injury x 2
  • Dangerous driving causing serious injury x 2
  • Reckless conduct endangering life and serious injury x 2
  • Exceeding the prescribed concentration of drugs while driving

The driver has been remanded in custody to appear at Wangaratta Magistrates' Court on March 14, 2019.

Meanwhile, a GoFund Me page for the families had raised $26,810 of its $50,000 target at midday today.

"The Kilmister & Gwynne Families have suffered a major tragedy, and we would like to show our support,” organisers of the fundraising effort wrote on the web page.

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