Remembering Tyler Winfree following death at PA marine services business
Family and friends are remembering Tyler Winfree, 21, a husband and father of two children who died in an industrial accident Friday afternoon in Port Arthur.
Port Arthur EMS, Fire and Police responded to Tubal-Cain Marine Services on Old Ferry Road.
Justice of the Peace Marc DeRouen says Winfree inhaled ethylene dichloride and died at about 1:30 p..m. The judge has ordered an autopsy.
The chemical is used to make a number of products, including pipes and furniture.
Port Arthur Police say the investigation into Winfree's death will involve federal, state and local agencies.
Winfree was married with two children. According to Port Arthur Police, he lived in Bridge City.
Several people have reached out to us, to make sure we know more about Tyler Winfree.
A cousin, who is in the Marines and stationed out of this area, wrote a message to us.
"I've seen you were asking for information about my cousin Tyler Winfree. He was by far the most selfless person you would have ever met. He would give you every penny in his pocket if you asked for it. He cared deeply for his family and friends. I just want to make sure that the community knows what type of person he was."
A neighbor sent another message.
"His wife and kids deserve there privacy, but I will tell you that he was a great person to have as a neighbor and friend. He will truly be missed."
If you would like to donate to the family you can do so at: https://www.gofundme.com/tyler-winfree-funeral-expenses