It is ironic that the three killed were all storm chasers. The two working for the Weather Channel disregarded a stop sign at speed and t-boned the second car also driven by a storm chaser.
I’ve watched storm chaser videos and it is lucky that most of the time they are in rural areas with sparse traffic as speeding and reckless driving seem to be a hallmark of this group of hobbyists. As the two that caused the wreck were under contract with the Weather Channel, expect lawyers for the family of the third person killed to sue for damages.
You might find this interesting (and possibly applicable)
Weirum v. RKO General, Inc.
15 Cal. 3d 41 (1975)
“A rock radio station with an extensive teenage audience conducted a contest which rewarded the first contestant to locate a peripatetic disc jockey. Two minors driving in separate automobiles attempted to follow the disc jockey’s automobile to its next stop. In the course of their pursuit, one of the minors negligently forced a car off the highway, killing its sole occupant. In a suit filed by the surviving wife and children of the decedent, the jury rendered a verdict against the radio station. We now must determine whether the station owed decedent a duty of due care.”
Forgot the link: http://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/3d/15/40.html