UPDATE: DPS has released the following statement regarding the names of the people in the crash.
“The drivers and occupant in the two car crash west of Spur, Tx have been identified. The driver of the Suburban was identified as Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, of Cassville, Mo. Mr. Williamson was ejected from the vehicle at the time of the crash. Mr. Williamson was not wearing his seatbelt. The passenger in the Suburban was identified as Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville, Mo. Mr. Yarnall was wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the Jeep was identified as Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, of Peoria, Arizona. Mr. Jaeger was wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Dickens County Sheriff’s Department were both called to the report of a fatal crash before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The location was Farm to Market Road 2794 and FM 1081 near Spur (FM 1081 is the same as County Road 419 in that location).
Weather spotters said on Twitter that it involved a crew tracking a storm in Dickens County..
DPS also said, “There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles. All three occupants were pronounced deceased at scene. The three occupants were all storm chasers.”
DPS confirmed about two hours after the crash that three people lost their lives. Names were not released.
There was a tornado warning in the area at the time but DPS did not mention weather as a factor in its brief written statement.
EverythingLubbock.com continued to have a crew on scene Tuesday evening working to get more information.