11 Killed, Including 2 Kids, During Tornado Outbreak In Central OK


Saturday, June 1st 2013, 10:55 am
By: News 9


The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday morning that nine people, including two children, were killed during the tornado outbreak in the Oklahoma City metro area Friday evening.

According to the Medical Examiner's Office, four victims have been identified, and five others have not been identified.

In addition to the fatality numbers released by the medical examiner's office, two other victims were identified by the Oklahoma and Okfuskee county sheriffs' offices in towns east of the metro.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office identified a man who died when his vehicle ran into high water in Harrah, Okla. and the Okfuskee County Sheriff's office identified the body of a woman who also drowned after driving into high water.

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Authorities have not released the victims' identities pending notification of family members.

The bodies of a mother and her baby were found at I-40 and Cimarron Rd. in Canadian County. Two other victims were found in a car near S.W. 15th St. and Choctaw Rd. in Union City.

One other person near N.W. 10th St. and Radio Rd. in El Reno.

Hospital officials said at least 75 people were hurt.

If you are missing a loved one from Friday night's tornado, you are encouraged to call the Medical Examiner's office at (405)-239-7141. Officials say they need help identifying the five unidentified victims.