Tragedy struck an Oneida County family Monday night when three children died in a house fire in the City of Rome.
State Police report 2-year old Temprince Croad, 3-year old Patrick Croad III and 4-year old Eliesse Croad died in the fire. 1-year old Kaydence Croad and the children’s mother, 24-year old Gabrielle Croad were taken to SUNY Upstate with burns. 25-year old Patrick Croad Jr. was also taken to Upstate for examination.
Investigators with the Rome Fire Department’s Cause & Origin Team are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.