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SPUR, TX (KCBD) -

Troopers with the Department of Public Safety and deputies with the Dickens County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a fatal crash near Spur, TX.

The crash happened on FM 2794 at FM 1081, about five miles west of Spur, TX. At the time of the crash, storm chasers were following possible tornadic activity. DPS officials say all three were storm chasers. The crash involved two vehicles and officials say the crash was not weather related.

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.  

Storm chasers from across the region have posted to social media about the crash.

No names or details have been released at this time.

The crash is still under investigation

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