Mother and teen son killed in weekend crash in NW Austin

On November 11th, around 3:30 in the afternoon, Austin police were called to the 9400 block of Research Boulevard.

There they found a Jeep Wrangler, a Fiat, as well as another involved car.

They said 41-year-old Guy Brasted crossed the cable barrier and grassy median, and hit the fiat, carrying a family of four.  

Nancy Latullipe, and her 14-year-old son Jackson were killed on scene. Her husband Scott and daughter Kiera are in the hospital. 

Police say Brasted, was drunk, with a blood alcohol concentration of .203. The legal limit is .08. Austin police detective Mike Jennings said DWI arrests involving deaths are a problem in the city.

Scott Latullipe is a teacher at Valley Center High School in California, according to officials there. They are hoping for a speedy recovery for Scott and Kiera. They also sent this statement to the school district and community after learning of the crash.

"Our hearts go out to the family, extended family, friends and loved ones of the Latulippe family as we grieve together and support each other.   Support for staff and students will be available on every campus, including substitutes to relieve staff as needed." 
-Mary Gorsuch, VCPUSD Superintendent

Brasted faces two charges of intoxication manslaughter and one intoxication assault charge. Cases like these are all too common, but Jennings hopes people stop underestimating the things alcohol can do to the body.

“Texas has already got kind of an uphill battle. The city of Austin, we have a culture we are trying to really change,” said Jennings, speaking of the DWI involved fatal crashes in the city limits.