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Three storm chasers killed in car crash near Lubbock

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Three storm chasers killed in car crash near Lubbock


  • Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall and Corbin Lee Jaeger were killed in a car crash while chasing a tornado in Dickens County Tuesday
  • Williamson and Yarnall were both contractors for the Weather Channel 
  • All three storm chasers were pronounced dead at the scene  

Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com

Three storm chasers following a tornado on Tuesday died in a two car collision 70 miles east of Lubbock.

Kelley Gene Williamson, 55, sped through a stop sign and hit a Jeep at 3.30pm. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the SUV according to KPRC 

Randall Delane Yarnall, 57, his passenger, was also killed in the car crash. The two hailed from Cassville, Missouri and were both contractors for the Weather Channel. 

Police identified Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall and Corbin Lee Jaeger as the victims of the car crash 

The drivers of the Jeep (left) and the Suburban (right) were chasing a storm in Dickens County 

The drivers of the Jeep (left) and the Suburban (right) were chasing a storm in Dickens County 

Kelley Williamson (right) and Randall Delane Yarnell (left) were killed in a car crash while chasing a tornado in Dickens County

Kelley Williamson (right) and Randall Delane Yarnell (left) were killed in a car crash while chasing a tornado in Dickens County

The Jeep’s driver 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona, was also identified as a victim. 

Texas Department of Public Safety Sargent John Gonzales said all three were chasing a storm in Dickens County. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Weather Channel released a statement about the deaths, saying: ‘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.’ 

Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, was also chasing a tornado in Dickens County on Tuesday when he was killed in the car crash
The Jeep's driver 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona

Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, was also chasing a tornado in Dickens County on Tuesday when he was killed in the car crash

Randall Delane Yarnell (left) and Kelley Williamson (right) were both contractors for the Weather Channel 

Randall Delane Yarnell (left) and Kelley Williamson (right) were both contractors for the Weather Channel 

Kelley Gene Williamson was ejected from the Suburban at the moment of impact 

Kelley Gene Williamson was ejected from the Suburban at the moment of impact 

Police show up to the scene at the remote intersection where the storm chasers crashed 

Police show up to the scene at the remote intersection where the storm chasers crashed 



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