UPDATE: 3-year-old dies from wounds in Midland County home explosion

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3-year-old Delaney Tercero has died from her injuries, according to Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter. 

Sheriff Painter says Delaney died Saturday afternoon at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

At this time, the three other family members are still in critical condition. 


The four victims injured in a home explosion on Thursday in Midland County have been identified. 

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says the victims have been identified as: 

  • Auden Tercero, 32-years-old. 
  • Lucia Cereceres, 29-years-old. 
  • Delaney Tercero, 3 years-old. 
  • Dalayza Tercero, 2 years-old. 

All four of the victims remains in critical condition in Lubbock. 

The explosion occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday morning at East County Road 150 about a half mile east of South County Road 1040. 

At the scene, deputies discovered a woman two small children with “severe burns,” according to a release from the MCSO.

A little while later, a man was transported to the hospital. 

Meanwhile, at the scene, the home was destroyed as charred debris littered the plot of land. 

“Evidently a pocket of gas built up underneath the mobile home and got into the mobile home,” says Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter. “It exploded causing the double wide mobile home to be completely disintegrated.”

Painter said the explosion was so powerful that residents up to 15 miles away felt the blast. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family and can be found here. 

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