ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two children in East Texas were killed Saturday afternoon after a tree fell on top of the car they were in as strong storms moved through the area, authorities say.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office says the children, ages 8 and 3, were riding in the car with their parents when the incident happened. Strong storms were moving through that area at around 3 p.m., according to the department.READ MORE: Police: 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Wounded In Ambush At Texas Bar
As the children were in the backseat, a pine tree fell across the road and crushed the back of the car, killing the two children.READ MORE: Man Shot By Grand Prairie Officers After Ramming Into Police Vehicles
The parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. The children have not been identified.MORE NEWS: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
The sheriff’s office says the county saw other downed trees and power lines and minor structural damage from the storms.