Storm chasers killed in EF-3 Tornado
EL RENO, Okla. — A renowned storm chaser and two others are dead after they were killed chasing a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma Friday night.
Tim Samaras, 55, his 24-year-old Paul and friend Carl Young, 45, all died in a powerful EF-3 tornado.
One man was found buckled inside the other two men were thrown from their car.
Colleagues say the group was always cautious now they are stunned.
"Of all people, I never thought it would be Tim Samaras, someone I've looked up to my whole entire life," said Reed Timmer. "I know he'll always be looking out for us as we're storm chasing moving forward. It's just really tough."
A truck carrying a crew from the Weather Channel was also picked up and tossed by a tornado. They only suffered minor injuries.