UPDATE: Three Storm Chasers Killed in Crash Near Spur

SPUR, Texas (KLBK/KXAN) — Three storm chasers, including two Weather Channel contractors, were killed in a crash near Spur Tuesday afternoon.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Farm to Market Road 2794 and County Road 419. The location of the crash was either in or very close to an area under a tornado warning.

DPS says a black suburban carrying two storm chasers was going northbound on FM 1081 when the driver, identified as Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, of Cassville, Missouri, disregarded a stop sign and collided with a black Jeep, being driven by another storm chaser, Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Peoria, Arizona.

Williamson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, according to the Department of Public Safety. The passenger in the Suburban was identified as Randall Deland Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville. Yarnall and Jaegar were wearing a seat belt.

All three storm chasers died at the scene.

The Weather Channel released the following statement:

This afternoon we learned that three people died in a car accident in Texas, including two contractors for the Weather Channel, Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall. Kelley and Randy were beloved members of the weather community. We are saddened by this loss and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of all involved.


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