Hundreds remember father, son killed in Nice truck attack

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Brodie, left, and Sean Copeland
Brodie, left, and Sean Copeland

AUSTIN, TX -- Hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil for a Texas father and son who were killed in the truck attack in Nice, France.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Lake Hills Church Pastor Mac Richard began the service Sunday night explaining it wasn't a memorial service, but rather, the beginning of the grieving process.

Brodie, left, and Sean Copeland
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From left, Sean Copeland, Maegan Copeland, Brodie Copeland, Austin Copeland, and Kim Copeland
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He said the deaths of 51-year-old Sean Copeland and 11-year-old Brodie Copeland of Lakeway near Austin were an "indescribable, unspeakable loss."

The Copeland family was in France during a European vacation when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel slammed a truck into a crowd Thursday during the Bastille Day celebration, killing at least 84 people.

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According to a statement the pastor read, other Copeland family members still in Europe are working with the U.S. government to get back home.

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A man lights a candle while paying tribute to the victims of a truck attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016.
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