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Tuscola mayor, wife killed in 3 vehicle crash

(Scott Martin, KTXS)

The City of Tuscola is mourning the death of their mayor and his wife.

Mayor Robert Elkins and his wife, Von Dean Elkins, were killed Thursday afternoon in a three vehicle crash on Hwy 83.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said a tan Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound on US-83 when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The pickup truck swerved into the southbound lanes, colliding with a black pickup truck and a black SUV.

According to police at the scene, there are two confirmed fatalities from the crash.

The accident occurred just north of Tuscola at approximately 12:50 p.m.

"Robert and Von Dean were both loved and respected citizens of the City of Tuscola for over 54 years," the city said. "Our prayers and thoughts are with the Elkins family. The community, council and employees will miss them greatly; we appreciate your patience during this time of loss."


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