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

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A mother and three children killed in a fiery crash last week were remembered by hundreds Saturday.

The lives of Porsha Branch Branch and her sons, 7-month-old Drake House, 2-year-old Messiah House and 5-year-old King House were celebrated in an emotional service in Houston.

The four were scheduled to be laid to rest at Golden Gate Cemetery on Hirsch Road.

Branch was driving on FM 2920 near Gosling on March 14 when a man believed to be intoxicated slammed into the back of her car, authorities said.

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







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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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