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Bridgerton author Julia Quinn loses father, sister in car crash


Bridgerton author Julia Quinn

51-year-old Bridgerton author Julia Quinn is in mourning after her father and her sister lost their lives in a car crash.

Quinn confirmed the news on Facebook, telling friends and fans that her dad Steve Cotler and sister Violet Charles died in an accident involving a driver whose blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, reports.

The writer said, “I have lost my father and my sister. Because a catering company did not secure their load and canvas bags spilt onto the highway. Because a pickup driver thought nothing of driving while his blood-alcohol level was nearly 3 times the legal limit.

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“I have lost my father, and I don’t have my sister with whom to grieve. I have lost my sister Violet Charles Comics, with whom I had just finished writing a graphic novel. It was dedicated to our father.

“It will still be dedicated to our father. It won’t be a surprise anymore, but I’d like to think he suspected we’d do it. He knew us so well. He was our dad.’

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The Utah Patrol Highway confirmed the fatal crash occurred on June 29 on the southbound Interstate 15 in Davis County.

A statement from police said, “A catering company lost their load of canvas bags onto the freeway. Two cars stopped, or nearly stopped, for the debris. A green Ford F-250 came upon the stopped traffic and collided into a red Toyota Prius out of California. The Prius then struck a silver Chevy Malibu.”

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