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2 children killed after tree falls on car during severe storms in East Texas

When crews arrived on the scene, the children were still trapped in the vehicle. First responders attempted to rescue the children, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Credit: Brittany Mireles

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas — The funeral for has been set the two children killed after a tree fell on top of their car during Saturday's storm.

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According to the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, when first responders arrived on the scene at the 1800 block of Dewitt Henson Road,  8-year-old Dilynn Creel and 3-year-old Jace Creel were trapped in the back seat of the car.

The sheriff's office says other units from the Lufkin Fire Department and Central Volunteer Fire Department responded to assist in the rescue effort.

Both children were pulled from the car. However, both children were pronounced dead at the scene.

Central Elementary School Principal Anita Byrd identified the 8-year-old as 2nd grader Dilynn Creel in a social media post to the Central Elementary Facebook page.

"It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Dilynn Creel, 2nd grade student at Central Elementary.

We will have extra counselors available for Central Elementary on Monday.

Central ISD will be accepting donations for the family. Please keep the Creel family in your thoughts and prayers."

The Houston County Sheriff's Office confirmed one fatality in the country as a result of the storms. 

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Kirsten Redd is organizing a GoFundMe page for the family of the two children. 



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