Jere Kellough Killed, 3 Injured in Plane Crash in Titus County, TX
Titus County, TX -- July 3, 2022, Jere Kellough was killed and three people were injured due to an accident where a plane crashed.
Preliminary NTSB reports indicate the incident happened near the Mount Pleasant airport at around 10:45 p.m. Officials said that Jere Kellough was one of four occupants in a Piper PA-32-300 traveling from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Mount Pleasant. Somehow, while approaching the airstrip, the plane collided with the tree line, causing the plane to crash to the ground.
Kellough sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Three others had unspecified injuries. Right now, the exact circumstances surrounding the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Jere Kellough Plane Crash in Mount Pleasant
Obviously something went very wrong here. While authorities are clearly looking into things, it's important to keep asking questions to ensure they don't allow anything important to slip through the cracks. While planes and cars are obviously very different, the general idea of what comes next for victims and families is the same. Either this all was some unforeseeable tragedy, or someone made a mistake they need to take responsibility for.
And that's not necessarily to say the pilot is the one responsible, as common as pilot error or poor maintenance may be. It's even possible this was all due to some kind of defect or miscommunication with people on the ground. My purpose here isn't to speculate. It's to encourage thorough investigations after any serious accident, however unusual that type of accident may be. Getting folks the help they need means ensuring they have the full story, and simply waiting around for the authorities may not be enough.