By: WCTV Eyewitness News
April 19, 2019
WOODVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old girl was killed and another child was injured when a tree fell on a home in Woodville Friday morning.
LCSO spokesman Dave Teems says it happened in the 11700 block of Old Woodville Highway off of Ace High Stables Road as severe weather was moving through the area.
The two children were rushed to the hospital but the little girl passed away from her injuries. The family tells WCTV the little girl's name is Mariah Juliette Weinman.
A 14-year-old boy in the home suffered non life-threatening injuries and is currently with family. A third child in the home, a 12-year-old boy, was not injured.
LCSO Victim Advocates are assisting the family, who is asking for privacy at this time.
Leon County Schools confirms that Mariah was a second grader at Woodville School.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Woodville School second grader this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) April 19, 2019
LCS spokesperson Chris Petley says grief counselors will be at the school on Monday to assist students.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up, which you can visit by clicking here.
Leon County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters says there are also reports of trees down on two homes along Woodville Highway. Peters did not release additional details. He says his team will be visiting the area later Friday afternoon to assess the damage.