Five people have lost their lives, and many more are being treated for injuries, after a car sped along Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD after lunch time on Friday, ploughing into crowds of people.
Now, the families of two victims — Jess Mudie, 22, and Matthew Si, 33 — have remembered their lost loved ones in statements provided to Victoria Police.
Jess' family paid tribute to their "dearest and most badass daughter and sister," writing:
"You will always be a part of us and are one of the strongest people we know. We are constantly inspired by your love for everyone around you and the lengths you will go to for the people you love. We love your extravagant humour, the fact that you always laughed at your own jokes and your ridiculous names for everything like 'the guch'.
"You are always up to do everything and are such bright bubble of joy. Hydration is key, 'Remember me in the morning' is your cocktail of choice, and your personality ensures that will always be the case. You are strong, beautiful, determined, always work hard to get what you want and never shy away from a challenge. You always tell it like it is and if someone wanted the truth you would not be afraid to tell them.
"You are so headstrong and assertive in everything that you do, your love for your family and friends is immense, and you are always there when any one needs support... We love you so much."