NICE, France — Two Americans were among the 84 people killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.
The victim’s family swarmed social media late Thursday to identify Sean Copeland and his son, 11-year-old Brodie Copeland.
Haley Copeland first identified the two victims through Facebook and Twitter in the post below.
— haley (@haley_copeland) July 15, 2016
“This is an extremely difficult time for my family and anyone who knows Sean and Brodie Copeland,” she said in the post. “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.”
The post was just one of many on social media identifying the two, asking for support for their family during this time.
The Hill Country Baseball Academy, who Brodie played baseball for, asked for prayers on behalf of the family.
“Nobody deserves this type of fate, especially not such a wonderful family,” the post said. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Rest in peace, Brodie and Sean, you will be remembered by many.”
— heather copeland (@_hcopeland) July 15, 2016