The wind blew down a large tree, which struck Mary Pinney, 40, killing her. The three children in the tent were not injured, the sheriff’s office said.
The 40-year-old woman was the volunteer CEO for Project Blue, a nonprofit that helps police officers fund treatment for off-duty injuries and illnesses.
A Houston-area woman was killed and her husband was severely injured when weather caused a tree branch to fall on the family’s tent at an east Texas campground Saturday.
The couple and their three children, from Mont Belvieu, were staying at the Brushy Creek Campground northeast of Longview when extreme thunderstorms and high winds came through the area, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.