Texas boys killed in weekend storm were brothers

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(AP) An East Texas sheriff Monday identified the two children who died in a weekend storm as brothers riding in the back seat of a moving car that was crushed by a falling pine tree.

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Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches on Monday said the victims were Dilynn Creel, 8, and Jace Creel, 3.

The accident happened Saturday in a rural area near Pollok, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

Sanches says the victims were from the Pollok area.

The brothers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their parents, in the front seat, were not harmed.

Law enforcement officers say at least eight people died in the weekend storms from Texas into the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region in a system that spawned some tornadoes.