Northern California man 1 of 13 killed in Barcelona terror attack, family confirms

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The wife of Jared Tucker describes the moments before and after the tragic attack in Barcelona.

The family of a Northern California man has confirmed that he was one of 13 people killed in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.

Dan Tucker, the father of 43-year-old Lafayette resident Jared Tucker, told ABC7's sister station KGO-TV his son was on his honeymoon when he was killed.

Though Jared and Heidi were married a year ago, Dan said this was their delayed honeymoon. They spent four days in Paris and then went to visit a good friend in Barcelona.

According to Dan, the three were walking on the street when Jared split off to find a restroom. Then, the terror attack happened.

"They were walking through downtown when he stopped to use the restroom, moments later all hell broke loose and Heidi was swept up in the terrified crowd and she lost sight of Jared," said brother-in-law Kalani Kalanui.

PHOTOS: Photos from the scene of Barcelona incident

The family is planning a memorial service at a Mormon church in Walnut Creek.
Jared is survived by three teenage daughters, his mother and father, and three sisters.

Jared Tucker's wife, Heidi Nunes Tucker, said, as of Friday afternoon, she was waiting to identify a body, a day after a van crashed into a crowded pedestrian walkway the Spanish city's Las Ramblas district.

The couple had just finished having drinks at a sidewalk café and began wandering along La Rambla when Jared Tucker, a 43-year-old resident of Lafayette, went to find a restroom. Less than a minute later, chaos broke out, his wife said.

"There was screaming and yelling and sirens and crying and everybody was running," Nunes Tucker said. "I got shoved into the souvenir kiosk and was able to kind of duck into there with a small group of people."

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