Victoria police confirmed the Northcote man died around 11:30 last night in the hospital.
Saeed Noori, arrested by the police at Flinders Street. Photo: AAP
His death makes Crocaris the only fatality, so far, after the accused driver, Saeed Noori, fins, allegedly, in the pedestrian on December 21. A total of 19 people were treated in hospital after the incident, with six still yet to be released.
Noori has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life.
“Homicide Squad detectives are expected to upgrade one of the charges of murder,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident at Flinders Street in Melbourne. Photo: AAP
Crocaris’ family said she would recover “completely never of this loss.”
“Our father Anton had his life cruelly taken in a senseless act of violence. These circumstances are devastating for our family. Dad’s just said irreplaceable and we will never fully recover from this loss,” the statement. “He was a beloved husband of Elizabeth (dec), much loved father of Freda, Tony and Bill, cherished grandfather of Verity, Lysander and Jackson.”
“Friend to all and a proud citizen of Australia,” the family statement is continued. “Our deepest gratitude for the wonderful people of Melbourne and dedicated first responders, who rendered to him and other any support. Special mention to the staff of the Alfred Intensive Care Unit”.
Flinders St Driver Saeed Noori Accused. Picture: Supplied
The statement ended with the words: “our father, our hero”.
The police said there was a “large number of people”, which is not contacted to be interviewed.
“If you have not been contacted by the police, please be patient while the investigator you will work through the caller list,” police said.
Those who can call need help coping, the victims of crime Helpline on 1800 817 819