Texas: Guy Brasted faces two charges of DWI manslaughter for killing two in Latulippe family

Nancy Latulippe and son Jackson killed by DWI driver in crash Austin Texas photo courtesy of American-Statesman Ralph Barrera




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Guy Brasted faces two charges of DWI manslaughter for killing two in Latulippe family

Travis County Criminal Court Records

  • Brasted posted this comment on his Facebook page on Nov. 10, 2017, the night before he wiped out the Latulippe family: “To all my brothers at Cookie’s tavern tonight and all Marines everywhere….. Happy Fucking Birthday, know that Chesty is getting down tonight as well…….carry on gents.”

From Austin Police:

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 3:31 p.m.
Location: 9400 block of Research Blvd.

Deceased: Latulippe, Nancy, White female, 38 years of age
Latulippe, Jackson, White male, 14 years of age

The preliminary investigation shows that 41-year-old Guy Brasted was driving a black, Jeep Wrangler northbound on Research Blvd., when he lost control, leaving the roadway and resulting in a head-on collision with a White, Fiat 500, that was traveling southbound. A third vehicle sustained front-end damage from the continuation of the initial impact of the Jeep and Fiat.

Brasted was ejected from his vehicle. Nancy Latulippe, 38, who was driving the Fiat, and passenger Jackson Latulippe, 14, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two other passengers in the Fiat were transported to the hospital — an adult male with life-threatening injuries and a female child with non-life threatening injuries. The driver from the third vehicle was not transported for injuries.

Brasted was initially transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries but was later determined to be non-life threatening. He is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 59th fatal traffic crash and the 60th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 62 fatal traffic crashes and 63 traffic fatalities.

These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

From American-Statesman

AUSTIN, TEXAS — 11/15/2017 — Of the family of four hit by a suspected drunken driver Saturday afternoon on Research Boulevard, it’s possible that only the 10-year-old girl who was in the backseat at the time will survive, her grandfather said Tuesday.

The Latulippe family is from California and had flown to Austin to visit friends, said Jim Enos, whose 38-year-old daughter and 14-year-old grandson were killed in the crash. When the crash happened, the family was on the way to the airport to return home.

Guy Brasted, 41, is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the crash. Brasted was driving a Jeep north on Research Boulevard when he lost control, crossed a highway-dividing cable into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a Fiat carrying the Latulippe family, Austin police have said. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., just west of MoPac Boulevard.

Nancy Latulippe, 38, and her son, 14-year-old Jackson Latulippe, died at the scene, police said. The father, 41-year-old Scott Latulippe, was rushed to Dell Seaton Medical Center with traumatic brain damage and is not expected to survive, Enos said. The family is from Valley Center, Calif.

Brasted, whose blood-alcohol content was .203, was also injured in the crash, his arrest affidavit says. He is currently being held in Travis County Jail with bail set at $200,000.

Kiera Latulippe, 10, is now out of the hospital, Enos said. Her grandmother is currently with her in Austin, and they plan to return home later this week.

“She had very little physical damage, but she did see everything that happened,” Enos said.

If Scott Latulippe dies from his injuries, Brasted will likely also be charged with a third count of intoxication manslaughter, Enos said. Brasted is currently facing an intoxication assault charge for Scott’s injuries, in addition to the two other manslaughter charges.  MORE


The Latulippe family. Nancy, 38, and Jackson, 14, died at the hands of a DWI driver Guy Brasted

From NBC San Diego

A Valley Center mother and her son were killed while on vacation in Texas after a suspected drunk driver collided with their car head-on.

The Latullipe’s were driving to the airport in Austin when the driver crashed into their small rental car.

Scott Latulippe was seriously hurt and is in critical condition. His wife, Nancy Latullipe and their son Jackson died on impact. The couple’s youngest child, 10-year-old Kiera suffered minor injuries.

The family’s neighbors are devastated to hear the news.

“No, it doesn’t seem real yet. It’s upsetting,” said Jeff Vontungeon, who has lived on the Tatullipe’s block for one year.

The Vontongeons told NBC 7, Scott is full of life and was the first to welcome them to the neighborhood. He said they talked about home improvement projects and kept an eye on each other’s homes if ever one was away on vacation.

Scott is a teacher at Central Valley High School where Jackson was a freshman. He is described as the student’s favorite teacher.   MORE

From San Diego Union-Tribune

Valley Center High School teacher is fighting for survival after suffering life-threatening injuries in an Austin, Texas, crash that killed his wife and son.

Scott Latulippe, 41, is in critical condition at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas in Austin, after an allegedly drunken driver struck his family’s car Saturday. His wife Nancy, 38, and son Jackson, 14, died in the collision, according to the Austin Police Department.

Scott Latulippe sustained severe head injuries and underwent emergency surgery following the collision.

“We’re hanging out in the ICU and Scott’s condition is very, very critical,” said his brother, Tim Latulippe. “And we don’t know if he’s going to make it or not. His brain has been damaged severely, and it’s just a waiting game right now.”

The couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Kiera, suffered only minor bruising from the seatbelt and has been released from the hospital.

“She got to visit her dad in the hospital,” Tim Latulippe said. “As traumatic as that was for a 10-year-old girl, she’s a spot of sunshine for us at the moment.”

The family has received an outpouring of support from both North County and the Austin community, he said. Pala Vista Gas Station in Valley Center is donating $2 for every pizza sold to the family, he said, and the nonprofit Valley Center Community Aid Group is collecting donations by check or Paypal.

“We are saddened to hear of the horrific accident involving the Latulippe family,” the organization stated on its Facebook page. “Donations will be accepted on their behalf and all money will be given to them with no costs.”

The Austin community also lent a hand, bringing gifts for Kiera and covering travel and lodging expenses for Tim and other family members who traveled from San Diego after the accident.    MORE