Third death announced following a drag racing accident |


Lt. Mary Krebs of the Kerrville Police Department announced today that a third person has died from injuries sustained during Saturday’s drag race held at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport .

“As of today, October 29, 2021, we are sad to report a third fatality. Rebecca Cedillo of Converse, Texas, died of her injuries on October 27, 2021,” Krebs said. “On Saturday, October 23, 2021 at approximately 3:20 p.m., a vehicle participating in an organized and sanctioned drag racing event, Airport Race Wars 2, held at the 1875 Airport Loop at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, lost control and ran off the track, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators watching the races.”

The following people injured in the crash have been released from medical facilities, she said:

• Chance Dean Jones, 26, of Taylor, Texas, left Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin;

• Mary Kate “Katie” Walls, 27, of Taylor, Texas, was discharged from San Antonio University Hospital, and;

• Michael Gonzales, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, was discharged from San Antonio Medical Center in San Antonio.

Jones and Walls will both recover at home and will have a long way to go according to the family.

According to KPD, the crash left two people dead, a six-year-old boy who died at the scene and an eight-year-old boy who was transported to Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville where he was pronounced dead.

The names of the deceased children have not yet been released.

“This investigation is still active and ongoing. We will provide updates as more information becomes available,” Krebs said.


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