Bodies identified following fiery crash in Childress County

Bodies identified following fiery crash in Childress County

CHILDRESS COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - DPS officials have released the identities of the two people killed in a fiery crash in Childress County on Monday.

Officials 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.

Sebastian Jon Weiskopf, 24, of Houston and Dominique Myles, 23, of Katy died.

All others involved were taken to Childress Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

DPS said the investigation is ongoing. Stay with 6 as we continue to follow this story.

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