Young starred on Discovery Channel's documentary television series, "Storm Chasers" with his Tactic Weather Instrument Sampling near/in Tornadoes Experiment co-founder and colleague, Tim Samaras. Although Young was a native of California, he was called east in 2000 after working with Hollywood film crews. He decided to take off…more
His interment was at Happy Homestead Cemetery in South Lake Tahoe, California.
Young was pulled out of the pale Chevrolet Cobalt when the tornado took his life. Prior to this tragedy, Young was the driver of that car. After the storm, state troopers found his body half a mile west from El Reno's regional airport.
On May 31, 2013, Carl Young, along with his colleague Tim Samaras and Tim's son Paul, who through the years contributed massive amounts of data to weather researchers with their work on Team TWISTEX featured on the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, died when an EF3 tornado with winds up to 165 mph turned on them near El Reno, Okla. They were among 13 people who died in the storm in Oklahoma City and its suburbs.