The heartbroken family of a young Queensland couple killed in a horror crash in Alexandra Hills have spoken publicly of their grief for the first time.
Kate Leadbetter and Matthew Field died on Australia Day after being hit by a car allegedly being driven by a 17-year-old boy, who the Queensland Police Commissioner has confirmed was out on bail for a “traffic matter” at the time.
It’s since been revealed Kate was six months pregnant with a baby boy, who they were planning to name Miles.
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In a heart-wrenching statement released by police today, the family of the expecting parents said the pain of losing their children is unbearable.
“To have lost three members of our family in such a senseless and sudden way is beyond our comprehension,” a family spokesman said.
“We are grief-stricken that they never got to experience the birth of their baby boy, who we discovered in recent weeks was to be named Miles.
“There is a nursery created by Kate and Matt with joy and love and anticipation that our little grandson Miles will never occupy.”
The family admitted that the pain they’re going through is “unfortunately not unique”.
“Many families unfortunately know all too well how we have felt since Tuesday afternoon,” the spokesman said.
“All children are precious and wonderful in the eyes of their families but Matt and Kate were truly great human beings.
“Talented and funny and such good company, at the happiest point in their lives, about to embark on the thrilling adventure of parenthood.
“We were so looking forward to sharing that adventure with them.
“Kate, Matt and little Miles, we love you. We miss you. We are forever heartbroken.”