SPUR, Texas (WKBN) – A car crash killed three storm chasers during severe storms just west of Spur, Texas on Tuesday.
The storm chasers, two of which were contractors for The Weather Channel, were killed in a collision at a remote intersection.
A black Suburban, driven by 57-year-old Kelley Gene Williamson, of Cassville, Missouri, ran a stop sign at an intersection and hit a black Jeep, driven by 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger, of Peoria, Arizona, around 3:30 p.m. Both were chasing tornadoes during heavy rain at the time.
Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, also of Cassville, was riding as a passenger in the Suburban.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene.
Williamson was the only one not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the vehicle.
The channel said in a statement that Williamson and Yarnall were “beloved members of the weather community.”
The crash is still under investigation.