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Fundraiser to help toddlers involved in Sunset Cliffs crash

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 20:48:36-04

SAN DIEGO, CA (KGTV) The two-year-old twin girls who were in a truck that sped off of Sunset Cliffs Saturday are recovering.

That’s according to a family friend who started a GoFundMe campaign to help the twins’ mother with any expenses related to the crash.

“She’s a great mother, she’s sticking strong through all of this, the girls are doing good,” said family friend Adrianna Lopez.

“Money should be the last thing she needs to worry about, it’s just about keeping herself sane through all of this, her kids their health, mental, physical, everything.”

Lopez and a family member tell 10News the girls are now stable. She said the twins just turned two years old in May.

On Saturday, the toddlers were riding in a truck that San Diego Police say was driven by their father.

Officers were warned to be on the lookout for a suicidal man threatening to drive off of the Coronado Bridge.

Cellphone GPS data located the father, now identified as 47-year-old Robert Brians, at Sunset Cliffs.

SDPD K9 Officer Jonathan Wiese was close by and jumped into action after the truck went over the cliffside.

He and other first responders were able to save the twins and Brians.
“The action that the first responders did, we’re just forever grateful, forever grateful,” said Lopez.

Brians was arrested for two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of burglary, and two counts of child cruelty.

The San Diego District Attorney’s office said is has until Wednesday to make a filing decision. An arraignment will be held within ten days after that.