Funeral services set for mom, 3 kids killed in fiery crash

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Funeral plans for mom and 3 kids killed in Spring crash
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Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to Porsha and her three kids who were killed in a fiery crash last Sunday. Here's what the family has planned for the memorial.

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A series of events to remember a mother and three children killed in a fiery crash last week have been scheduled in the coming days.

Porsha Branch was driving on FM 2920 near Gosling on March 14 when Daniel Canada slammed into the back of her car, authorities said.

Branch and her 7-month-old son, Drake House, died in the crash. Branch's 2-year-old, Messiah House, and 5-year-old King House later died at a hospital.

A balloon release and candlelight vigil is scheduled for Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Meyer Park in Spring.

A walk-thru visitation is set for Friday, March 26 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Community of Faith Church - 1024 Pinemont Drive in Houston. Another visitation event is set for Saturday, March 27 at the church from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 27 at noon at Community of Faith Church. Burial will take place at Golden Gate Cemetery on Hirsch Road.

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Daniel Canada, the man suspected of causing the crash, walked away with scratches and bruises, according to local deputies. He was still in jail without bond on charges of four counts of intoxication manslaughter. He faces life in prison if convicted.

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Moments before the crash, investigators say Canada had been pulled over by a Harris County deputy for speeding. The deputy searched his car and confiscated marijuana, according to the sheriff's department, but a release stated the deputy did not believe Canada was drunk.

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