El Reno, OK Tornado: 2nd Most Tornado Deaths in Vehicles in Last 6 Years

All eight fatalities from the May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK tornado occurred in vehicles, including the fatalities of some well-known storm chasers.

Here are the tornadoes with at least 5 vehicle fatalities in the last 6 years:

Fatalities in Vehicles Date City of Tornado (County as Noted)
15 5/22/11 Joplin, MO
8 5/31/13 El Reno, OK
6 5/10/08 Newton/Barry Counties, MO
5 5/24/11 Canadian/Logan Counties, OK

Source: NWS Storm Prediction Center Fatality Summaries for 2008-2013 available here

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