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By Chris Conte

Funeral held for father and daughter killed in crash


HOUSTON (KTTC-DT) -- More than 100 emergency responders from across the state came out Saturday to pay their respects to a Houston firefighter and his daughter who were killed in a car accident last weekend.

"It affects all of us," said one firefighter.

Jeremy Cox was driving home last week on highway on 16 near Rushford, when a trailor being carried by another car slammed into him. The 32-year-old firefighter was killed along with his 3-year-old daughter Isabelle, Cox's 11-month-old son Liam survived.

"I don't think you can shed enough tears or feel like you feel, it's just one of the saddest things I've ever seen," said one resident.

Overhead Med-link flew by, while on the ground as far as the eye could see dozens of fire trucks, ambulances and police squad cars escorted Jeremy and Isabelle to the cemetery, both laid to rest in the same casket.

"It's a great testament to how people support people in their time of need," said Houston Fire Chief Richard Carr.

Jeremy's fire equipment still sits in his locker where he last left it, a hat and jacket that the Chief says will be hard to fill.

"Be a great parent spend time with you're family and that's what Jeremy was all about and that's what we can take from this," the Chief notes.

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