Tornado chaser Tim Samaras
, who was the first to get a camera probe inside a tornado
, had headed up the TWISTEX
experiment, and was featured on the Discovery reality TV series Storm Chasers
, was killed
Friday, along with his son and chase partner, in an EF-3 tornado
near El Reno, Oklahoma.
The tornado they had been chasing took a sudden and very sharp turn directly towards their position, and there was not time to outrun it.
posted by smoothvirus
on Jun 2, 2013 -