Midland County Texas gas explosion devastates family of four

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A Midland County Texas gas explosion has devastated a family of four. The family lived in the home where the explosion took place.

The explosion left the family, Lucia Cereceres (29 years old), Auden Tercero (32), and their two children, Delaney Tercero (3), and Dalayza Tercero (2), badly injured with serious burns.

All four family members were sent to Midland Memorial Hospital by ambulance. They were then airlifted to the Burn Center at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

The mother and two children were listed in critical condition; the father was in serious condition. Tragically, one of the children has since died.

Sheriff Gary Painter told the Midland Reporter-Telegram that the home has been completely destroyed, with wreckage scattered over a large area. He added that the apparent cause of the blast was a leaking gas line under the home.

The explosion happened at a home 10 miles south of Stanton in the 15000 block of East County Road 150, east of County Road 1040.

GoFundMe account has been set up to support the family.

Tragedy of the Midland County Texas gas explosion

It is impossible to measure the tragedy and loss of an event like the Midland County Texas gas explosion. A beloved family member has died. The other three face a long regimen of medical treatment that could last years, with scars that could last a lifetime. 

With burns as severe as these, the medical treatment will almost certainly be extremely expensive, and involve a great deal of pain.

The Pritzker Hageman law firm has a great deal of experience in helping people injured in fires and explosions, and helping relatives of people who were killed. They protect the survivors’ legal rights, and work to get justice for everyone involved. They have won many multi-million-dollar awards for victims.

Nothing can bring back a loved one who has been killed. Nothing can compensate for such a horrible loss, or for the sorrow and suffering of the survivors. But Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman can work with the family and get them the resources they need to begin to put their shattered lives back together. 

If you want to talk about your situation, and whether you have a viable legal case, you can talk to one of our attorneys for free, and with no obligation. You can call them at 1-888-377-8900. Or, you can just send in the online contact card.


“At least four injured in explosion in Midland County.” Midland Reporter-Telegram, Thursday, August 9, 2018. 

Blanco, Victor, Geddes, Kirsten. “1 victim of Midland County explosion died, hospital says.” NewsWest9.com, August 13, 2018. 

Midland County Texas Gas Explosion
It is impossible to measure the tragedy and loss of an event like
the Midland County Texas gas explosion.

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