NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a four-year-old child. Around 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, deputies were sent to a residence on Green Mountain Road in reference to a tree falling on a child.
Once on scene, deputies found the father attempting to revive the child. EMS personnel continued life saving medical treatment while a deputy drove the ambulance to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The child succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation shows that family members were burning around three dead pine trees. The fire apparently jumped a fire line that family members had made. One of the family members went outside to contain the fire and the child followed outside. During this time, without any warning, a pine tree fell and struck the child.
The investigation so far has revealed that this was a tragic accident that has taken the life of a precious little girl. The sheriff's office is withholding the victim and family members name at this time.