Fellow storm chaser and resident of Norman, OK, Jeff Wear, was killed in a car accident in Kilgore, TX early Monday morning (7/11/05). He was traveling back to Norman from chasing Hurricane Dennis. The accident was a result of hydroplaning and Jeff was reported to be killed on impact by an oncoming Dodge 3500 truck.
I met Jeff several times on the plains and various picnics and conventions. His contribution to the chase community in the form of forecasting, humor and overall passion will be missed and unmatched. R.I.P.