North Texas

Rowlett Mayor Confirms Tornado-Related Death

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.

The number of people who died as a result of the Dec. 26 storms in North Texas is now 13.

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