3 storm chasers die in vehicle crash while pursuing tornado

3 storm chasers die in vehicle crash while pursuing tornado

Yarnall and Jaeger had on their seat belts. Both Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be very nice, with lower humidity, and plenty of sunshine. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The crash prompted statements of support from storm chasers on social media. A storm bringing heavy rains had passed through the area. The weather service took to Twitter to urge residents of Crosby County to seek immediate shelter.

CBS Dallas reported there were two drivers and one passenger in the two vehicles.

Wade said Yarnall, also from Cassville, was an old friend of Williamson's, and when he started contracting for the Weather Channel, he asked Yarnall to be his driver.

Officials have identified the deceased as 57-year-old Kelley Williamson, 55-year-old Randall Yarnall, and 25-year-old Corbin Jaeger.

"About fifty percent of the people say we're insane and the other fifty percent want to go with us", Kelly Gene Williamson told a Weather Channel camera crew only a few weeks before he died on Tuesday.

"We are saddened by this loss and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of all involved", it went on to say. "Now is the time to pray not share names".

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Williamson and Yarnall were contractors for The Weather Channel. "It's a ton of people distracted driving, paying attention to dozens of other things and not the road".

"It's just kind of surreal.you just can't believe you're here one minute and gone the next.literally", said 2 Works for You Storm Chaser Derek Masingale. "You got to be a little fearless to do that", he said of Williamson.

Fatalities in the field are rare.

THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL: Storms are back in the forecast just in time for the new work week.

As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. These could be strong, but these are not expected to be the main storms, and these could certainly impact the second round of storms later in the day. "What's gratifying is how uncommon it's been". A short time later, that same Jeep was hit by another storm chasing vehicle that ran a stop sign near Spur, Texas, according to state police. That was welcome advice to the many experienced and novice weather spotters at the program, and to the brother and sister storm-chasing team of Alex and Shelby Nichols.

The father of storm chasing is widely considered to be David Hoadley, a retired USA government administrator who has recorded some 230 tornadoes over more than half a century of running down storms.

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