KWES Photographer Involved in Fatal Car Accident

By Merrill Knox Comment

kwes accidentJerome Chavez, a photographer for KWES in Midland-Odessa, was involved in a fatal car accident on his way to cover a story, the NBC affiliate reports:

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2010 Toyota Scion XD was traveling westbound on Yukon when the vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected and went into a side skid. The Scion then crossed into the eastbound lane and hit a 2001 Saturn SL1 traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Saturn, 61-year-old Robert Kounce of Midland was killed in the accident. The driver of the Toyota Scion XD, 28-year-old Jerome Chavez, who is a NewsWest 9 photographer and was driving a NewsWest 9 vehicle to a story, was injured in the accident.

Chavez was taken to Medical Center Hospital for his injuries where he will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday.