Family Reacts to Fatal Head-On Collision in Andrews County

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - An Andrews family trying to come to terms after four of their loved ones were killed in a car accident on Saturday.

That crash left five people dead, three of them were children.

Losing one family member is hard, but for Brandon Savage and his family, losing four in one day is making this situation that much harder.

The family wasn't ready to go on camera, but they did say FM 1788 is very a dangerous road.

On Saturday, Brandon's mother, Deborah Beck, was driving on FM 1788 with her three grandkids in tow.

It's not clear why, but Beck drifted into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a dump truck.

56-year-old-Edwin Timmer was driving that truck. He was able to call his wife who was also following him a few miles back, but shortly after, both vehicles bursted into flames.

DPS troopers identified the children as eight-year-old Tiffany Klein, three-year-old Jeremyah Rodriguez and two-year-old Sebastian Savage.

All five died at the scene.

NewsWest 9 spoke with the family at their home on Sunday night  and they're holding up as best they can right now.

Deborah's mother said Deborah was supporting her family so her son and daughter-in-law could finish school.

She said she never imagined she'd be burying her daughter and great grandchildren at the same time.

NewsWest 9 has learned that Tiffany's body has been sent to Stanton and that's where she'll be laid to rest.

The family is making funeral arrangements for Deborah, Jeremyah and Sebastian for sometime later this week.

The family said there aren't any donation funds set up yet but we'll be sure to bring you more information as it becomes available.