Fiery crash in Childress Co. claims the lives of two

CHILDRESS COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - Two people have died following a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 287 in Childress County on Monday night.

DPS Troopers said around 9:50 p.m. an 18-wheeler, and two sedans were traveling south on U.S. 287 near Kirkland during extremely high winds and very bad visibility.

Several vehicles were stopped or moving slowly due to poor visibility. The driver of the 18-wheeler could not see the slow traffic and crashed into a Ford sedan which then crashed into another vehicle.

The 18-wheeler and Ford sedan ended up in a ditch where both vehicles caught on fire.

The driver and passenger of the Ford sedan were trapped and killed when the fire engulfed the car.

The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries.

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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