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Storm chasers Kelley Williamson, Randy Yarnall, and Corbin Lee Jaeger killed in 2-vehicle crash on FM 2794 at FM 1081 near Spur, Texas
According to DPS, a black suburban was traveling northbound on FM 1081, disregarding a stop sign and collide with a black Jeep that was traveling westbound on FM 2794. There were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles. All three occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Three storm chasers were killed in a two-vehicle crash roughly five miles west of Spur, Texas, according to two sources with knowledge of the tragedy.
The channel said in a statement that Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall were "beloved members of the weather community" who'd worked as contractors for the channel. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the two died Tuesday along with another storm chaser, 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona.
The storms that bore down on Texas and Oklahoma late Tuesday brought tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and powerful winds, but no widespread damage was reported.
Sgt. John Gonzalez of the Texas Department of Public Safety identified the storm chasers as 57-year-old Kelley Gene Williamson and 55-year-old Randall Delane Yarnall, both of Cassville, Missouri, and 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona.