ODESSA, TX -- The Crossroads Church has confirmed Church Executive Pastor Kenny Comstock and his wife Melissa were tragically killed in a car crash in Tatum, New Mexico.
According to the church, the couple was on their way to Ruidoso with their three children, ages 6,4, 1.
According to the New Mexico State Police, a 47-year-old Albuquerque man was traveling east on U.S. 380 when he crossed the center line and struck the Comstock's Ford pickup head-on.
Pastor Kenny was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife succumbed to her injuries at an area hospital.
The 6-year-old and 1-year-old only had scrapes and bruises, but the 4-year-old sustained head injuries and had to be operated on. He is expected to make a full recovery.
According to police, the entire Comstock family were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
The other driver was transported to an area hospital and his condition is currently unknown.
The following statement was shared on Facebook by the church:
Dear CROSSROADS Family,
There is no easy way to deliver news like this. Last night our Executive Pastor Kenny Comstock, his wife Melissa, and their three children Natalie (6), Camden (4), and Carver (1), were in a multi-vehicle accident in the state of New Mexico. I am broken-hearted to inform you that Kenny and Melissa did not survive the accident. Their children Natalie and Carver, both survived with some scrapes and bruises. Camden, sustained head injuries, underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
In moments like this, we turn to the Word of God and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, "The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles." Please pray for God's comfort for Kenny and Melissa's families as they mourn the loss of their son and daughter, brother, and sister. Continue to pray for their children, who are beginning life without their mom and dad.
As we have more information regarding memorial arrangements, it will be communicated through email and social media.
We will walk this difficult road together in the Lord.