Mom, Son Die in Head-on Crash in Austin; Other Driver Was Drunk: Police
A mom and her son from Southern California were killed on Saturday, Nov. 11 in a car crash that also injured the father and daughter from the same family.
Nancy Latulippe, 38, and her son Jackson Latulippe, 14, died on the scene of the crash in Austin, Texas. Scott Latulippe, 41, and his 10-year-old daughter, Kiera, were taken to a hospital, KXAN reported.
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Police identified 41-year-old Guy Brasted as the driver of the other vehicle. After Brasted was tested for alcohol, police charged him with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
Brasted’s blood alcohol level was at .203, more than twice the legal limit of .08 for driving.
Police say Brasted crossed a median on Research Boulevard in Austin, Texas, into oncoming traffic in his Jeep and hit two vehicles, including the Fiat that was carrying the Latulippe family, Fox7 Austin reported.
“It was reckless of Guy Brasted to ingest alcoholic beverages before driving a motor vehicle on a public roadway,” police stated in an affidavit, according to KXAN.
Brasted’s bond was set at $200,000.
The person inside the third vehicle involved in the crash did not sustain major injuries.
Nancy Latulippe was a manager at a local Geico office where she handled accident claims.
Scott Latulippe has taught in California’s Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District for 13 years. He started as an auto instructor, worked in the private sector for two years, and then returned to teaching again, Valley Road Runner reports.
“It’s been a rough 24 hours,” Ron McCowan, the principal of the school where Scott Latulippe works, told Valley Road Runner.
He said Scott was a video production teacher as well as an instructor of driver’s ed.
The school district is organizing time for students to write cards and notes with messages of support to the family.
“We will do everything we can to help each one deal with this terrible tragedy,” a spokesman for the school district told Valley Road Runner. “We will hope for the best for Scott and hope that everything goes well for him.”
As of 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Scott Latulippe was incapacitated on life support. Kiera Latulippe was at Dell Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the Valley Road Runner reports.
The family is looking to connect with several people, including Jackson Latulippe’s dentist, Scott Latulippe’s attorney and the family’s tax preparer. Jim Enos, Nancy Latulippe’s father, is asking those with information to contact him at 760-721-5703, 760-822-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Latulippe’s mother and sister are looking after Kiera in Austin. They said that the girl is physically fine but “has seen things that a 10-year-old child shouldn’t see,” Enos said.
The Latulippe family was visiting Austin to look at a property they were interested in buying. The four were driving to the airport to fly back home.
The most recent post on Scott Latulippe’s Facebook page is filled with photos from the family’s trip to Europe.