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The storms that ravaged North Texas over the holiday weekend ended in tragedy, with 11 people killed as a result. Among the dead were a 30-year-old mother of three and her one-year-old son, who were caught in a massive tornado that struck an expressway.

Kimberly Tippett, and her son, Kamyrn Cain, were traveling along Interstate 30 in Garland, Texas when the twister crossed the packed highway and struck her vehicle and several others. Tippett, who lived in Plano, is the mother of two daughters who weren’t present during the incident.

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She was in her car with her baby, about to exit off the Texas interstate, when the EF4 tornado’s powerful winds caused a line of vehicles to slam into each other and hit concrete barriers.

Eight people were killed. Three others died in Tornadoes that touched down in cities around the Dallas/Fortworth area.

The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has released five other names of those killed by the tornado: Petra Ruiz, 27, Lashondra Whitaker, 32, Sharva Sanders, 42, Cecil Lowrie, 77, and Timothy Harris, 58.

A GoFundMe page has been established in honor of the mother and son. The funds raised will go towards funeral services and to assist Tippett’s daughters.


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