Storm Chaser Killed By Wrong-Way Driver

 A storm chaser featured on the Weather Channel has been killed in a head-on collision in northeastern Oklahoma.


A storm chaser featured on the Weather Channel has been killed in a head-on collision in northeastern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol hasn't released the names of those killed in a double-fatality accident on the Turner Turnpike in Sapulpa Saturday afternoon, but the Weather Channel said one of them was storm chaser Andy Gabrielson, who worked on their show "Tornado Hunt."

CBS Affiliate KOTV reports Gabrielson's car was hit head-on by another going the wrong way.

Troopers told KOTV that the other driver had been going the wrong direction on the Creek Turnpike, then got onto the Turner Turnpike still going the wrong way. Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Two other cars were also involved in the collision. Bother those drivers received minor injuries.

According to a statement on the Weather Channel's website, Gabrielson had been chasing storms in Texas and was headed home on Saturday.

Gabrielson, who is from Minnesota (but lives in Oklahoma City during severe weather season), was two weeks away from his 25th birthday. He leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.

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  • by Lilly on Feb 5, 2012 at 05:30 PM
    Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should. Too bad people don't understand the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. It's a choice not a right.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    If you don't like what you read, I suggest you stick to kids books. We have a right to write what we want, whether you agree with it or not.
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      by Jim on Feb 5, 2012 at 05:19 PM in reply to
      Yes, you have a right to be an uncaring moron. Peace to the victim and his family!
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      by First Amendment on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:28 PM in reply to
      No, you DON'T have a "right" to write whatever you want here. KKTV is NOT the government, and can prohibit any kind of writing they wish, including your inane screed. Read the Terms of Use, if you don't believe it. I also suggest that if you wish to allude to First Amendment rights in the future, that you actually learn what it says first.
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      by Greg on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:42 AM in reply to
      LOL... You have the right? I bet you think you have the RIGHT to drive a car too huh? Private organizations can make their own rules, so no, you don't have the right, they do, to remove your post. If you want to use your "rights" go make a sign and stand on the street corner.
  • by Sunshine on Feb 5, 2012 at 03:07 PM
    Dont you people who made a comment that there is a life that was taken from his family and us! Im ashamed that such writings would be allowed. Ive seen him when he would do his storm chasing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and those that worked with him.
  • by Disgusted At Politics Location: CS on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    RIP to the victims in this crime. All politicians are human waste. They do nothing for you or me, only themselves or those who put money in their pockets.
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      by Christian on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:55 PM in reply to Disgusted At Politics
      Looks you 2 disgusted's need to put the pipe down....!
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        by Disgusted on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:35 PM in reply to Christian
        This isn't your little Nazi paradise, you don't get to tell everyone else what to do!
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          by Jim on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:21 PM in reply to Disgusted
          I think the name is smell little boy! You will never be a man! Whimp!
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      by CC on Feb 5, 2012 at 02:29 PM in reply to Disgusted At Politics
      Get a life dummy, stick to the story if you can understand it.
  • by Disgusted Location: cs on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:19 PM
    The other driver was probably a Republican. They never think the rules apply to them.
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      by Jim on Feb 5, 2012 at 01:53 PM in reply to Disgusted
      This story has nothing to do with politics. You obviously need to get a life loser! RIP to the victims!
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        by Disgusted! on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:28 PM in reply to Jim
        Hit a little too close to home, did I, REPUBLICAN?
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          by Jim on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:15 PM in reply to Disgusted!
          You are truely dumber than your post! Peace to the victim and his family, KARMA to the idiot disgusted! PS: get off your mama's computer, she would have told me that you weren't allowed on it, but she had her mouth full!
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