Bridgerton writer Julia Quinn introduced on July 7 that her father and sister died in a automobile crash in Utah final week: ” I’ve misplaced my father, and I haven’t got my sister with whom to grieve.”
In a message posted to Fb on July 7, the author introduced that her father, writer Stephen Lewis Cotler, and her sister, cartoonist Ariana Elise Cotler (often known as Violet Charles), had been killed in a automobile crash. They had been 77 and 37, respectively.
“I’ve misplaced my father and my sister,” Quinn wrote. “As a result of a catering firm didn’t safe their load and canvas baggage spilled onto the freeway. As a result of a pickup driver thought nothing of driving whereas his blood alcohol degree was almost 3 instances the authorized restrict. I’ve misplaced my father, and I haven’t got my sister with whom to grieve.”
Quinn revealed she and her sibling had lately completed writing a graphic novel that was devoted to their dad. “It can nonetheless be devoted to our father,” she continued. “It will not be a shock anymore, however I might wish to assume he suspected we would do it. He knew us so nicely. He was our dad.”
Sergeant Chris Bishop from Utah Freeway Patrol informed E! Information the accident occurred in Davis County on June 29.
In accordance with a press release shared by the state’s Division of Public Security, the crash occurred round 8:30 p.m. after a catering firm misplaced their load of canvas baggage onto the freeway, main two automobiles to cease or almost cease for the particles. A inexperienced Ford F-250 came across the stopped visitors, the discharge continued, and struck a crimson Toyota Prius containing the Cotlers. The Prius, it added, then hit a silver Chevy Malibu.
Per the press launch, the Cotlers suffered deadly accidents and died on the scene. As well as, it famous that one other unnamed grownup male in essential situation was transported by medical helicopter.
In accordance with the press launch, the motive force of the Ford F-250 skilled minor accidents and was arrested for a DUI. Moreover, the occupants of the Malibu, it famous, had been in critical situation and transported by floor for help.
The division acknowledged the investigation stays ongoing.