11-year-old boy killed in East Texas when high winds send tree crashing onto go-kart

SMITH COUNTY — An 11-year-old boy is dead after high winds toppled a tree onto his go-kart in Smith County.

Rustan Wood of Tyler died Thursday.

“It was discovered that the boy was riding a go-kart on the back part of the property when a tree fell over due to the high winds. The tree landed on the boy killing him instantly,” a release from the sheriff’s office said.

“Please continue to keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to deal with this tragedy,” the Smith County Sheriff’s Office said.

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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