Teen YouTube Star Sucked Out Of Car By Joplin Tornado, Found Dead

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UPDATE: Will Norton was found dead in Joplin on May 27, according to KMBC. The original story is below.

Of the many people still missing in the wake of the Joplin tornado, one is a young YouTube celebrity who was sucked through the roof of his car while on his way home from his high school graduation. Awful.

Will Norton, whose popular YouTube channel has more than 1.5 million views, was driving home with his father on Sunday when their car and the tornado crossed path. Despite Will’s father holding him tight, the tornado sucked Will through the vehicle’s sun roof. His family has been searching for him ever since.

(MORE: See pictures of the tornado in Joplin)

Will’s aunt, Tracey Presslor, told CBS that their family had received a tip that Will was alive and in a hospital in Joplin, but they’ve still been unable to find him. “He was alive. And … he was transferred somewhere. We just don’t know where,” she said. “They think maybe Wichita, Kansas City. We have people checking. We don’t want people calling the hospitals because they’re being inundated with phone calls.”

His family also has a Facebook page to help them in their search. The page has more than 38,000 “likes.”  (via CBS)

(MORE: The uncertainty in Joplin after the tornado)

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