Ind. native seeks answers in storm chasers’ deaths

This undated photo provided by The Discovery Channel shows Carl Young, left, and Tim Samaras watching the sky. Jim Samaras said Sunday, June 2, 2013, that his brother storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed along with Tim’s son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young,  on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said the men were involved in tornado research.( AP Photo/Discovery Channel) MANDATORY CREDIT
This undated photo provided by The Discovery Channel shows Carl Young, left, and Tim Samaras watching the sky. Jim Samaras said Sunday, June 2, 2013, that his brother storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed along with Tim’s son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said the men were involved in tornado research.( AP Photo/Discovery Channel) MANDATORY CREDIT

CROWN POINT, Indiana (AP) – An Indiana native who has worked closely with three storm chasers killed in an Oklahoma tornado says he probably would have been with his colleagues if not for a business trip.

Matt Grzych says that he’s had close calls in the past but that the deaths of TWISTEX colleagues Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young have shaken the scientific community.

Grzych grew up in Crown Point and now works for Boeing Co. in Colorado, where he investigates the cause of airplane accidents.

He says he plans to use that expertise to examine the data collected from the TWISTEX team and try to digitally re-create what happened in the storm that killed his friends.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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