Horrible… Deadly Tornado Sucks Teen Through Sunroof While Riding Home From Graduation With His Father
Will Norton was on his way home from his Joplin High School graduation ceremony when the tornado hit on Sunday. The 18 year-old graduate was sucked through the sunroof of the car he was riding in with his father. He hasn’t been seen since.
Will Norton graduated from high school but never made it home. He is missing in Joplin, Missouri along with 1500 other people.
A Joplin family is pleading for help in finding their son who was sucked through a sunroof when the tornado hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday.
The New York Daily News reported:
A Joplin family is pleading for help in finding a new high school grad who they say was sucked out of his car by the deadly weekend twister that killed 118 people.
Will Norton was on his way home with his father after getting his diploma from Joplin High School when the tornado struck the Missouri city, his family told CBS News Tuesday.
The 18-year-old and his dad, Mark, were racing to get home as the twister barreled down on them, Will Norton’s sister Sara said on the “Early Show.”
“We left about five minutes before them,” she said. “We barely made it in the garage.”
PHOTOS: TWISTER TEARS THROUGH MISSOURI CITY
Mark called his daughter while they were on the road, and was on the phone with her when they were caught up in the twister.
“He was telling my brother, ‘Pull over, pull over,’ ” Sara said. “I heard the tornado whipping them around. I had a feeling they were flipping around in the air. It was just really scary.”
The Hummer H3 was crushed by the tornado when family members reached it, just a short distance from their house.
“They had to cut Mark out of it,” said Tracey Presslor, Will Norton’s aunt.
Will was nowhere to be found.
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