Two pieces of Paul Kilmister's heart were ripped away from him on November 2, 2018.
And now more than two years after the horror crash which killed his wife Amanda and 12-year-old son Harrison and severely injured Mr Kilmister and his two younger sons in the car, the truck driver responsible for their deaths has learnt his fate.
But for Mr Kilmister no amount of prison sentence will repair what happened the night Ryan Kenny, with methamphetamine in his system, drifted onto the wrong side of the Murray Valley Highway behind the wheel of his Western Star prime mover at Brimin and collided with the Kilmister's family car.
"There's honestly nothing I can say really other that what he's done is irreparable," Mr Kilmister told The Border Mail after Kenny's sentence was handed down.
"He's taken the love of my life, my best friend and the mother of my boys.
"He's taken my gifted and very talented son who would have left his mark with the world.
"Mentally and physically I'm still broken and I will be for the remainder of my life."
Kenny was sentenced in the County Court on Wednesday to 13 years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 8 years and 9 months after pleading guilty in December.
Mr Kilmister, along with a handful of other family members, tuned into the virtual sentencing hearing in front of Judge Carolene Gwynn.
Kenny didn't speak during court but sat in prison greens with his arms crossed.
Mr Kilmister said the length of sentence didn't matter and that he still holds an amount of hate for the man responsible for their deaths.
"I have no sympathy for Ryan Kenny only an utter dislike and hatred for his utter stupidity for what he did," he said.
"I now have to focus on my remaining boy's futures and well-being.
"It doesn't matter what he received in sentencing as it sadly won't change the outcome of what he's done.
"It annoyed me that it took him over 2 years to admit his guilt."
Mr Kilmister, then 44 years old, suffered severe injuries from the crash which he is still suffering from today, including a traumatic brain injury and chronic pain.
He was airlifted to Melbourne's Alfred hospital from the scene with serious, life-threatening injuries.
The youngest of the Kilmister family Austin was only eight-months-old at the time of the crash.
He was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital a cervical spine injury, fracture to the spine and a traumatic brain injury which required him being on life-support for six days.
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The couple's third son, two-year-old Morgan sustained minor injuries and was also airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital.
Felix, their oldest son, was the only family member not in the car. He was at a friend's house for the night.
The court heard Felix had been profoundly affected by the crash and was "scarred forever" for not being able to say goodbye to his mother and younger brother.
"I have to suffer from what he's done for the rest of my life," Mr Kilmister said.
"My eldest son has been so traumatised by it all he's had to go to Melbourne to go to boarding school which took all of our remaining savings.
"He's taken my ability to work away from me including my MC truck licence and my motorcycle licence so I can't even enjoy that now."
Judge Gwynn said the impact on the family had been "catastrophic".
She described Paul and Austin's injuries as "severe and enduring".
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