Death Toll In Nice Terrorist Truck Attack Rises To 84, Including American Father And 11-Year-Old Son From Texas
The death toll from the terrorist truck attack in Nice, France climbed to 84, including 10 children, on Friday morning. It was not only the French who were murdered in the horrific attack, but also many from other countries, including the United States.
Linda Casanova, a 54-year-old woman from Switzerland was killed in France when a terrorist drove a truck directly into a crowd that was celebrating Bastille Day.
At least one Armenian citizen was killed, and there are reports of a second. The confirmed death was a 24-year-old mother of two.
A Moroccan woman and child were killed in Nice, the Moroccan Consulate in Marseille told the Huffington Post.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says one Ukrainian was killed and two others were injured.
Russian student, Victoria Savchenko, was killed in the Nice attacks. Her friend and fellow student Polina Serebryannikova was injured. Three more Russian citizens who reportedly attended the celebrations are missing.
American Sean Copeland, a 51-year-old from Lakeway, Texas, was killed in the savage onslaught. His 11-year-old son, Brodie, was also murdered in the Nice terrorist truck attack.
The Copelands were from Lakeway, Texas, just outside of Austin.
The family released a statement:
“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. They are so loved.”
“This is a very difficult time for our family,” Sean’s brother Troy told NBC News.
“We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those killed,” U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Kirby said the State Department is “providing all possible consular assistance.”
Sean was the vice president of Lexmark Corporation, and he oversaw their Kapow Software Division in North and South America.
Hundreds of the wounded remain in the hospital, including 18 fighting for their lives in intensive care.