Teen survives deadly tornado where his family dies

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

More than 300 people injured continue to recover at UK Hospital. One teen survived the twister that destroyed his Morgan County home, but his mother, father and grandmother did not.

Eric Endicott lays in a UK Hospital Bed thankful.

"I am a lucky person to be alive today," said Endicott.

The 18-year-old survived an EF-3 tornado that ripped through Morgan County, showing no mercy. Endicott was thrown more than 200 feet from his home. Cinder blocks and sheet metal are all that's left of where he and his family once lived.

"It's devastating, it is something I don't even want to talk about," said Endicott.

His parents and his grandmother did not make it out alive. Charles Endicott, 52, Betty Sue Endicott, 50 and his grandmother, Elizabeth Endicott, 72, were pronounced dead at the scene. Endicott said he does remember their last moments together.

"We all four just started praying next thing i remember the trailer was flipping," said Endicott.

The teenager said it will be tough, but he will always have good memories moving forward.

"They will always be with me," Endicott said.


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