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Storm chaser from Minnesota killed in head-on crash

Andy Gabrielson survived deadly storms for more than 10 years, but he was killed Saturday afternoon by a wrong-way driver along an Oklahoma Interstate. The 24-year-old lived in Luverne, Minnesota and stayed in Oklahoma City during the severe weather season. MSNBC reports Gabrielson frequently helped with severe weather coverage on the The Weather Channel and was also featured on NBC's "Dateline." Gabrielson leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.
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Andy Gabrielson survived deadly storms for more than 10 years, but he was killed Saturday afternoon by a wrong-way driver along an Oklahoma Interstate. The 24-year-old lived in Luverne, Minnesota and stayed in Oklahoma City during the severe weather season. MSNBC reports Gabrielson frequently helped with severe weather coverage on the The Weather Channel and was also featured on NBC's "Dateline." Gabrielson leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.

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