JAEGER

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late storm di­rec­tions. Jaeger would also call theweather ser­vice when he saw tor­na­does touch down.

“He loved be­ing able to warn peo­ple,” DiPi­azza said in a phone in­ter­view Wed­nes­day. “I’m sure he saved lives.”

His videos on the web­site, MadWX Chas­ing, also made it clear that he and his weather part­ners got a thrill from ap­proach­ing tor­na­does.

“Corbin had an un­be­liev­able pas­sion for weather and storm chas­ing, as well as a great pas­sion for life,” Trey Green­wood, one of Jaeger’s two part­ners at MadWX, wrote in an e- mail to The Den­ver Post. “He loved hav­ing fun and get­ting up close and per­sonal with the big­gest and bad­dest storms and tor­na­does on the planet. He­was such an amaz­ing part­ner be­causewe shared this mind- set and had a joint pas­sion for hav­ing a front row seat to su­per­cells and tor­na­does.”

“Still in awe over this tor­nado to­day!” Jaeger wrote on May 7, 2015, while storm chas­ing with Green­wood nearWray.

“That’s amaz­ingCorbin! Don’t die!” a friend replied on­line.

“Ha- ha. Thanks,” Jaeger replied.

That tor­nado, des­ig­nated an EF2, in­jured five peo­ple and de­stroyed prop­erty, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Tor­nado Di­gest.

Green­wood wrote that Jaeger was storm chas­ing in Texas on Tues­day “to fol­low his pas­sion, aswell as to get some great con­tent forMadWX.”

Jaeger’s last live MadWX mes­sage came from Pa­d­u­cah, Texas, at about 9 a. m. Tues­day. Green­wood said Jaeger and the other men­were get­ting in po­si­tion to in­ter­cept a se­vere storm that looked like it might pro­duce a tor­nado but were not near a twister when the crash hap­pened.

“Do­ing a re­assess­ment of to­day’s chase plans,” he wrote. “I’ll keep you all up­dated. Big hail in the plans for to­day, hope­fully a tor­nado as well.”

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