An American family from Texas were vacationing in France when the terrorist attack on Nice took place. A father and his son were killed.
According to the Daily Mail UK, Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were killed.
The Daily Mail reported that a relative, Haley Copeland, posted this to her Facebook page:
“By now many of you have heard about the 80 people that have died in Nice, France today from a terrorist attack driving through a parade.
‘2 of those 80 people were American and those 2 people happen to be uncle Sean and 11 year old cousin Brodie. They were there on vacation with my two other cousins and aunt celebrating a birthday.
‘This is an extremely difficult time for my family and anyone who knows Sean and Brodie Copeland. Losing a loved one is hard no matter the circumstances but losing a loved one in such a tragic and unexpected way is unbearable. Prayers are much appreciated.
11-year-old Brodie played ball with Hill Country Baseball. This message was posted to their page:
Friends and acquaintances offered their condolences:
The Copeland’s were on a “dream” holiday to France when Sean & Brodie were killed.
According to France 24 News, several children were killed in the attack, and 54 have been hospitalized with injuries.
The terrorist got through security at the event by claiming he was delivering ice cream.
France has declared three days of national mourning in the wake of the attack.