Two Americans were killed in the tragic terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people, injuring more than one hundred people with roughly 50 people still in intensive care. A father and son from Texas were among the crowd of people that were killed when the terrorist mounted onto the pavement and continued to drive over people for a mile, that were watching a fireworks display on Bastille Day before police shot and killed the terrorist.
Texas father, Sean Copeland and his 11 year-old son, Brodie Copeland died in the attack while on vacation, according to a family representative. The two lived just outside of Austin, Texas, in Lakeway.
The Hill Country Baseball League confirmed Sean and Brodie Copeland’s death and posted a statement on Facebook.
“This evening we would like to ask that the HC family keep the Copelands in your prayers. This afternoon our very own Brodie Copeland, as well as his father Sean Copeland, were killed during the terrorist attack in Nice, France,” the league wrote. “Nobody deserves this type of fate, especially not such a wonderful family.”
“We are heartbroken and in shock over the loss of Brodie Copeland, an amazing son and brother who lit up our lives, and Sean Copeland, a wonderful husband and father,” the family said in a statement distributed by friend Jess Davis. “They are so loved.”
The Austin American Statesman reported “They were on a European vacation that started in Pamplona, continued in Barcelona, and they had been celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.”
The Statesman also reported “They were on a European vacation that started in Pamplona, continued in Barcelona, and they had been celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.”