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Two brothers filmed just before they are killed by DUI driver who was 'uncontrollably defecating' 

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The California brothers killed on their way to a bicycle tour by a Utah driver who blamed her irritable bowel syndrome filmed their trek just before the tragic crash.

Adam and Matthew Bullard, 49 and 48, respectively, were avid cyclists and ‘best friends’ with thirst for adventure on two wheels whether it be on a mountain trail or the open road.

Heartbroken relatives posted messages on Facebook memorializing the two men said the two siblings were so close that they were often referred to as ‘Madam and Atthew’

‘Matthew was the balance to Adam’s antics and the two made the perfect pair in the family,’ Veronica Ondrejech, a relative, wrote in a social media post.

The brothers were headed to the 100-mile ‘Spring Tour of St. George’ group ride through Utah’s Red Mountains when they were run over by Julie Ann Budge, 47, according to Washington City Police.

Budge claimed that she lost control of her car and fatally struck the siblings because her condition made her ‘uncontrollably defecate’ but she failed a field sobriety test.

She was charged with driving under the influence, which could involve drugs or alcohol or both, vehicular homicide and other charges.

Adam and Matthew Bullard (left to right) seen here gearing up for another bicycling adventure. Both brothers were struck by a woman who said she lost control of her car because of her irritable bowel syndrome

Adam and Matthew Bullard (left to right) seen here gearing up for another bicycling adventure. Both brothers were struck by a woman who said she lost control of her car because of her irritable bowel syndrome

The brothers were headed to the 100-mile ‘Spring Tour of St. George’ group ride through Utah’s Red Mountains when they were run over by Julie Ann Budge, 47, according to Washington City Police.

Budge, of Hurricane, Utah, who has a history of drunk driving, according to ABC 4. She told police that she suffered a host of medical issues, including irritable bowel syndrome that causes her to defecate without warning.

Budge explained to officers how she had been behind the wheel when she ‘began to uncontrollably defecate on herself while driving, so she swerved,’ arresting documents seen by KUTV state.   

Her car veered into the bike lane and smashed into the Bollard brothers. 

It appears that Andrew Bullard was conscious of the dangers of road traffic while riding. He posted a photo of the back of his bike seat equipped with a device what is supposed to warn cyclist of cars coming up from behind. 'The @garmin Varia Rearview Radar tells you when cars are behind you, works great in the hills and mountain roads! Safety 1st, Pain 2nd,' he wrote on Facebook

It appears that Andrew Bullard was conscious of the dangers of road traffic while riding. He posted a photo of the back of his bike seat equipped with a device what is supposed to warn cyclist of cars coming up from behind. ‘The @garmin Varia Rearview Radar tells you when cars are behind you, works great in the hills and mountain roads! Safety 1st, Pain 2nd,’ he wrote on Facebook

Matthew Bullard, left, and Adam Bullard, right, wearing jersey from the Southern California Valve company where Matthew worked

Matthew Bullard, left, and Adam Bullard, right, wearing jersey from the Southern California Valve company where Matthew worked

Heartbroken relatives said that the deceased brothers Adam (left) and Matthew (right) were so close that they were often referred to as'Madam and Atthew'

Heartbroken relatives said that the deceased brothers Adam (left) and Matthew (right) were so close that they were often referred to as ‘Madam and Atthew’

Adam Bullard (left) and Matthew (right) ready to hit the road for another cycling adventure. The brothers were killed on April 9 when a woman who claimed she lost bowel control swerved into the bike lane and mowed them down

Adam Bullard (left) and Matthew (right) ready to hit the road for another cycling adventure. The brothers were killed on April 9 when a woman who claimed she lost bowel control swerved into the bike lane and mowed them down

Matthew, who lived in Los Angeles, is a married father who worked at Southern California Valve, a manufacturer of industrial valves used for nuclear facilities and geothermal wells, according to his Facebook profile.

His wife April described him as ‘the fun parent’ in her online memorial.

He can be seen in a video blowing a three foot putt on a miniature golf green while his kids frolic in foreground, ruining his concentration.

She said that Adam was a ‘one of a kind personality that will be hard to forget.’

Matthew and April both went to Brigham Young University. 

His Instagram account is full of his on and off-road cycling exploits set to speed metal.

In one quirky video, he’s driving with his biking jersey while describing the wonders of a blueberry donut.

‘If there is a way to choose who you get to spend life on earth with then these two surely chose each other,’ Odrejech said on Facebook. ‘The pair now leaves this realm, forever watching over their loved ones together.’

Matthew’s Instagram shows his SUV loaded up with bikes a day before the accident with the caption ‘Adventure time.

 He posted a video of his crew zipping down a mountain road outside of Washington City just before the accident. 

Andrew can been seen coming through last on his green mountain bike coming the group.

It appears that Andrew was conscious of the dangers of road traffic while riding. He posted a photo of the back of his bike seat equipped with a device what is supposed to warn cyclist of cars coming up from behind.  

‘The @garmin Varia Rearview Radar tells you when cars are behind you, works great in the hills and mountain roads! Safety 1st, Pain 2nd,’ he wrote on Facebook.

Cyclist group Bike Utah called for greater awareness by motorist for bikers on the road. 

“We are gutted by the tragic and preventable death of the two cyclists whose lives were taken this weekend by someone who admittedly drove under the influence,” Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of Bike Utah, said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to their loved ones and to everyone who witnessed the crash, as well as to those who attempted to provide life-saving help.” 

A woman from Utah allegedly slammed her car into two brothers who were taking part in a cycling race. The remains of part of the bikes lay strewn across at Utah highway on Saturday

A woman from Utah allegedly slammed her car into two brothers who were taking part in a cycling race. The remains of part of the bikes lay strewn across at Utah highway on Saturday

Budge reportedly told police that she knew she had hit the two individuals, but was not able to bring her car to a stop. 

A witness at the scene of the accident told a very different version of events, noting how it ‘appeared that Julie did not have the intention of stopping after hitting the two cyclists,’ the arresting officer wrote. 

‘The witness stated he followed Julie’s vehicle until she pulled over and stopped several hundred yards away from the accident.’

Attempts were made to save the brothers’ life but they were unresponsive.

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the crash but little could be done to save the two brother cyclists who had travelled to the event from California

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the crash but little could be done to save the two brother cyclists who had travelled to the event from California

The pair were taken to two St. George Regional Hospital where they both died from their injuries. So far, their identities have not been revealed. 

When police finally caught up with Budge, she failed all field sobriety tests.

Budge claimed that she had been in hospital on Friday and received Fentanyl through an IV drip.

Arresting documents stated that Budge failed all-field sobriety tests. An affidavit details how she had previously been convicted for DUI in 2015.  

Budge was arrested on suspicion of two counts of automobile homicide due to criminal negligence; two counts of failure to remain at an accident involving death and two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury by negligent operation.

She is also facing a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and an infraction for improper lane travel.

The cycle race can range from anywhere between 30 to 100 miles and takes in some beautiful Utah scenery

The cycle race can range from anywhere between 30 to 100 miles and takes in some beautiful Utah scenery

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