Father, son from Texas killed in Nice truck attack

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A baseball league plans to name a field after a Texas boy killed with his father during the Nice truck attack. (Joe West/303 Photos)

A father and son from Austin are among the dead after a truck mowed down dozens in Nice, France.

Officials say at least 84 people are dead and dozens are injured after the driver of that truck drove up onto the sidewalk Thursday night and plowed through the crowd of Bastille Day revelers, accelerating as the attack stretched for more than a mile.

Brodie, left, and Sean Copeland

From left, Sean Copeland, Maegan Copeland, Brodie Copeland, Austin Copeland, and Kim Copeland

'Carnage on the road': Truck attack kills 84 in France
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A man drove a truck more than a mile through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers, killing dozens.

Back here in Texas, the Copeland family is now mourning the loss of Sean Copeland and his 11-year-old son Brodie, who are among the dead in France.

Family members confirmed to ABC News that both Sean and Brodie were on vacation with their family in France when the attack occurred.

Alyssa Weaver, Sean's niece, says the family is asking for prayers.

"I lost my uncle Sean and my 11-year-old cousin Brodie. I ask for prayers for my aunt Kim and my two other cousins, Maegan and Austin, during this tough time and prayers for my family's safe trip back home," Weaver says, in a statement.

Brodie, meantime, being remembered for his talents on the youth baseball field.

The Hill Country Baseball team also called for prayers for the Copeland family after this tragic turn of events.

"This afternoon our very own Brodie Copeland, as well as his father Sean Copeland, were killed during the terrorist attack in Nice, France," the statement reads. "Nobody deserves this type of fate, especially not such a wonderful family."

"You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Rest in peace, Brodie and Sean, you will be remembered by many."

Brodie's team was like a second family to him and they plan to name a field after him and retire his jersey number.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family. It has already raised more than $15,000.
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