EDINBURG, TX — The Edinburg Police Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon the passing of a family from what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to CBS7, officers responded to a welfare check on a home in the 2000 block of Woodstone Dr. When they arrived they located four family members who had died.
Officers also located an unconscious 12-year-old girl, and she was rushed to the hospital. Her condition has been described as serious.
According to investigators, the deaths are believed to be accidental after a generator was located inside the home. Edinburg had been experiencing widespread power outages after Hurricane Hanna hit the area.
“In this case, a young and innocent family was just trying to make best of the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna,” said Edinburg Police Chief Caesar Torres.
The Edinburg Police Department confirmed they have responded to several calls of potential carbon monoxide exposure due to generators.