Three-year-old killed in overnight storms - - Jackson, MS

Three-year-old killed in overnight storms

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A 3-year-old girl in McComb died after a tree fell on her home during last night's storm. McComb police say Jaberel Branch was asleep in her home at 111 Georgia Avenue, when a giant tree in high winds fell on her house.

The tree landed on a bed she was sleeping in, with both her parents. Police say she died en route to the hospital.

Tuesday family members gathered at the home to pay their respects.

"She was always smiling, laughing, playing, I can't believe she's gone," said Jaberel's Aunt Lakedra Tobias.

Her father, Jeremy Branch and mother Chaquanna Miller, both suffered minor injuries. They were released from the hospital earlier today.

Five other homes in the McComb area had trees downed on them in the storm.

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