Correction: The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement correcting the previously released age of Monica Khan. The article has been updated with her correct age.
TOM GREEN COUNTY, Texas (Concho Valley Homepage, Update: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 9:19 p.m.) — The Texas Department of Public Safety released details about a fiery rollover crash that left two dead north of San Angelo on Friday, February 3, 2023.
According to the DPS, 84-year-old Monica Kahn and 91-year-old Robert Jakob Kahn were traveling south on US Highway 87 at 2:00 p.m. on Friday when the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup they were in left the roadway as they approached the Bald Eagle Creek bridge near March Road. The truck hit a guardrail and began to skid sideways before rolling over and resting on its top. The vehicle caught fire during the crash.
Both Monica and Robert Kahn were identified as residents of Greeley, Colorado.
(Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 6:17 p.m.)— Two people are dead after a fiery rollover crash near Grape Creek on Friday afternoon, February 3, 2023.
According to a Grape Creek Volunteer Fire Department spokesperson, emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of US Highway 87 North and March Road in response to reports of occupants trapped in a rolled-over vehicle. GCVFD said that when crews arrived, they found a pickup truck flipped over and “fully engulfed, fully involved with heavy fire and smoke.”
Both of the vehicle’s occupants lost their lives, according to GCVFD.
Southbound lanes of US 87 N. were shut down for several hours as authorities began investigating the crash and as crews recovered the bodies of the vehicle’s occupants.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.