The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 4, 2013

Indiana native seeks answers in storm chasers' deaths


Associated Press

CROWN POINT, Ind. — 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 tells The Times in Munster 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.