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Weather Channel Storm Chaser Killed in Oklahoma Accident

Andy Gabrielson: 1987-2012



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    Andy Gabrielson was killed Saturday in a head-on collision in Oklahoma, he was heading home after chasing storms in Texas.

    A storm chaser featured on The Weather Channel who had been chasing storms in Texas and was headed home was 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.

    OHP Lt. George Brown said a vehicle driving west in the eastbound lanes of the highway collided with another vehicle near U.S. Highway 66.

    A Weather Channel spokeswoman didn't immediately return an email seeking comment on Sunday. According to a statement on the channel's website, Gabrielson, who is from Minnesota, was on his way home after two days of storm chasing.

    The statement said he was a contributor to severe weather coverage on the network.