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Val and Amy survive terrifying wreck while storm chasing…

We’d like to send “Get Well” wishes to the grand king and queen of the Oklahoma storm-chasing scene – Val and Amy Castor. 

Last night, the couple was roughed up in a scary wreck on I-40 while pursuing a pesky little batch of surprise twister-poppers in the far west metro for News 9.

The accident was streamed live on air, and – thanks to the horrifying screams from Amy – it seems like it was a pretty terrifying ordeal. 

Check out this shot from the couple's livestream:

Yikes! I guess that’s why you’d always hear Gary England say “Talk to me, Val!” and not “Scream to me, Amy!”

Here’s what the accident looked like while Lacey Swope was hosting her first Sunday night primetime edition of Oklahoma Severe Weather Theater.

She either wasn’t aware it happened or did a great job playing it off:

Question – If your storm chaser crashes live on air while playing the old Gary England Drinking Game™, how many shots do you have to take? Isn’t it double if they’re in Pottawattamie County? It’s been a while since I played, so I can’t remember. 

After the wreck, News 9 reported that the couple had some bumps and bruises, and, in the case of Val, probably some damaged hearing, but are otherwise doing okay. 

Well, at least that's what Val’s brother Von said after hopping onto the gentner...

Update: Three minutes after I published this article, Val shared a Facebook post discussing the accident. He thanked the Christian messiah Jesus Christ for keeping him safe, and threw his 2003 Ford Exposition totally under the bus.

Although we’re happy and relieved that Val and Amy are okay and apparently don’t need the services of Cunningham and Mears, the fact that they got in a wreck isn’t a huge shock.

Val has a reputation for being one of the more maniacal drivers in the Oklahoma storm-chasing scene and is infamous for treating Oklahoma roads like they're his own personal Twister Metal course.

According to some in the storm-chasing industrial complex, this was only a matter of time:

I always give Val a little pass on his wild driving because you never know when he’s going to work with Jim Gardner to rescue a deer from a frozen pond during an ice storm, but he should always remember the colloquially weatherisms the media beats into us each spring:

"Turn Around, Don't Drown" and "Speed and Rain equals Hydroplane."

Okay, I made up the last one but Val and Amy are free to use it the next time they're lecturing people to stay off the roads during severe weather.

Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised. 

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