Fatality, Injuries Reported in Tornado West of OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - One person has died, others are injured, and some are missing after a tornado ripped through Oklahoma City area Friday evening. Union City police report one person who was in their car when the tornado hit has died.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, other motorists have been hurt in the storm and that others are missing. The National Weather Service issued a tornado emergency for the city's downtown, airport and several suburbs as the storm rolled through central Oklahoma.
Trooper Betsy Randolph said numerous vehicles were damaged in the storm and that many motorists are stranded. The Highway Patrol is urging motorists to get off Interstate 40 and drive to the south. A tornado touched down near El Reno and the storm moved to the east, toward Oklahoma City.