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Authorities identify Colorado family killed in Texas crash

12:02 PM, Aug 2, 2010   |    comments
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It happened around sunrise on U.S. 287 in north Texas near the town of Vernon and the Oklahoma state line.

The Texas Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Spencer Risinger, Jr. of Wichita Falls was driving the wrong way on the highway when he hit the family's SUV, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. The family and Risinger were killed.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victims in the SUV as 45-year-old Robert Behn, 48-year-old Lisa Behn, 18-year-old Jordan Behn and 15-year-old Morgan Behn.

A family friend tells 9NEWS that the family was coming home from a baseball tournament in Dallas. They had stayed to watch the Texas Rangers game on Saturday night, and then decided to drive straight home back to Colorado after the game was over.

Jordan and Morgan both attended Ponderosa High School, where Morgan was a sophomore and Jordan had just graduated with the intent on going to Lamar Community College in the fall on a full ride scholarship, according to family friends.

Robert Behn was a vice president at Arrow Electronics according to Linkedin.com, and Lisa Behn worked at the Bath and Body Works in the Park Meadows Mall.

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