American identified in Barcelona attack

Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain.

Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker’s body was identified by his wife at the morgue Friday.

Tucker says, “It’s just something we really just don’t understand.”

Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools.

The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that “everybody loved him.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday confirmed an American died in the attack that killed 13. He says diplomats from the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are providing assistance to other Americans in need.

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