Crash Kills Jal, NM Couple 11/3/13
CBS 7 News
November 3, 2013
Kermit – A Jal, NM couple is dead following a crash on Hwy 18, twelve miles south of Kermit.
The crash happened last night around 9:45 pm, according to DPS officials.
DPS officials say a 2012 Chrysler van, driven by 85-year-old W.M. Kemp, was headed north on Hwy 18 when it struck the trailer of a semi-truck traveling north on Hwy 18. The driver of the semi was attempting to turn in the roadway when the van struck the trailer.
W.M. Kemp and his wife, 81-year-old Merle Kemp both died from injuries as a result of the crash. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Next of kin have been notified. No other injuries were reported. No citations have been issued at this time.