A man who allegedly drove a car into crowds at a busy Melbourne intersection killing an elderly grandfather and injuring 17 others has been charged with murder.
Police said in a statement on Tuesday, the accused driver, 32-year-old Saeed Noori, who was already charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life, has had one of those charges upgraded to murder following the death of an 83-year-old Northcote man.
Antonios (Anton) Crocaris, 83, died about 11.30pm on Friday, eight days after becoming one of 18 pedestrians hit by a car that drove down the Flinders Street tram tracks in Melbourne, hitting pedestrians at Elizabeth Street.
The additional murder charge was filed on Tuesday at the Melbourne Magistrate's Court.
Mr Noori has been remanded in custody to appear again at Melbourne Magistrate's Court on May 30.
???Three people remain in hospital following the December 21 incident.
Mr Noori is an Afghan refugee and Australian citizen with known mental health and drug problems.
The rampage was the second fatal car attack in Melbourne in 2017.
Six people died and dozens were injured in January when 27-year-old Dimitrious Gargasoulas allegedly drove through Bourke Street Mall.
Mr Gargasoulas has pleaded not guilty and is set to return to court in March.
Anyone who witnessed the Flinders Street incident who feels they need assistance for trauma has been urged to contact the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817.