Texas mayor, wife killed in 3-vehicle wreck Thursday

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TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A wreck in south Taylor County killed the Mayor of Tuscola and his wife Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Robert Elkins and his wife Von Dean Elkins were killed upon impact during a three-vehicle wreck on Hwy 83 around 12:45 p.m.

The City of Tuscola released the following statement regarding the death of the Elkins’: 

The City of Tuscola is grieving the loss of Mayor Robert Elkins and his wife Von Dean Elkins which were both tragically killed in an auto accident just North of Tuscola on Hwy 83 this afternoon. Robert and Von Dean were both loved and respected citizens of the City of Tuscola for over 54 years. 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.

DPS did not disclose any other information about the crash.

KTAB/KRBC has a crew on the scene.

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