Two Texans Killed In Bastille Day Terror Attack
The death toll from Thursday evening's terror attack in Nice, France has risen to 84, among them an Austin-area father and his son.
According to a report from the Austin American-Statesman, Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son, Brodie, were among the lives taken when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, from Tunisia, drove a truck through a crowd during France's Bastille Day celebration. The father and son were in Nice on a family vacation.
Sean Copeland was the vice president for North and South America for Lexmark Corporation's Kapow Software Division.
The image below is a photo of Sean and Brodie posted to Facebook by Sean's wife, Kim. Sean coached youth baseball while his son played.
As of this writing, the attack staged on a beach promenade has injured 10 children, according to French prosecutor Francois Molins. An additional 202 were injured, 52 critically so, and 25 of those are currently on life support.
Additionally, authorities said that Bouhlel has lived in France for the last four years and had been in legal trouble but was not on any terrorist watch lists.