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College Honors Instructor Killed in Oklahoma Tornado


EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Leaders at Lake Tahoe Community College are expressing their condolences to the family of Carl Young, who died chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma.

The college says Young taught geology at the community college in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Young was killed in an EF3 tornado Friday alongside fellow storm chasers Tim Samaras and Paul Samaras.

The college says Young was admired by his peers and students. The Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees named Young as a distinguished alumnus in 2010 for his research and work.

College Superintendent and President Kindred Murillo says Young's "groundbreaking research" in the field of meteorological data will be used to save lives in the future. Murillo says the Board of Trustees will consider dedicating this year's graduation in honor of Young.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.