Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel has confirmed the first tornado-related death in Rowlett from the Dec. 26 storms.
The victim was identified as Neil Heslop.
Neighbors pulled Heslop from beneath the rubble and rushed him to a hospital. Heslop was transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in critical condition, where he died Jan. 13.
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The number of people who died as a result of the Dec. 26 storms in North Texas is now 13.