The Latulippe family was looking at property in Austin when they were struck by an alleged drunk driver. 41 year-old Gus Brasted is accused of driving with an alcohol concentration of .203 November 11 on Research boulevard. Court documents state he lost control of his black jeep wrangler and crossed a cable barrier and hit the Latulippe’s car head on.
Nancy Latulippe and her son Jackson Latulippe died on the scene and Nancy’s husband Scott and her daughter Kiera were sent to the hospital. Scott later succumbed to his injuries.
His family confirmed his death Friday morning.
The news was tough for Scott’s cousin Mark Latulippe who is also a California Patrol Officer. He said he never imagined one of his own family members being involved in a severe crash.
"I've been to a lot of crashes and I've seen what poor Kiera saw and I know what she saw and I have a hard time not seeing that stuff and this poor girl saw her family in that state," Mark Latulippe said. "That's not right and maybe we can change this maybe one person hears this and doesn't do it again and makes a better choice next time."
Mark Latulippe said he will continue to share his family’s tragedy with others so they understand the dangers of drunk driving. He said 10-year-old Kiera will remain with family in California.
"What's next for Kiera is we're trying to bring a little normalcy into her life and try to keep her close and keep the memory of her parents and her brother in our hearts forever and we will make sure she's protected and....we are going to take care of her," Latulippe said.