Texas college student killed in Tuscaloosa tornado

Texas college student killed in Tuscaloosa tornado

Ashley Harrison is a North Texan who was killed in the storms.

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by CRAIG CIVALE

WFAA

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 28 at 1:00 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A young woman from North Texas was killed Wednesday in the deadly tornadoes that destroyed much of Tuscaloosa.

Ashley Harrison is a 2007 graduate of Ursuline Academy in Dallas.

Harrison had moved to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama. She was studying economics.

Harrison called her parents Wednesday to tell them about the bad weather heading to the state. She said she was going to hide in a closet.

Her apartment was directly hit and the students inside were tossed from the home.

Her uncle, a police officer from New Orleans, said the family searched for her throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Harrison was found more than 100 yards from the apartment. Her boyfriend and a friend were found still inside the apartment and both survived.

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