911 calls released in deadly Duette tornado

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 18:02:22-05

Frantic calls made to 911 during a deadly twister in Duette reveal how neighbors tried comforting one dying woman while they found her husband's body under debris.

"She's awake," a neighbor tells dispatchers of Kelli Wilson.  "She's in very bad pain."

During several 911 phone calls made from the darkness Sunday morning, neighbors of Kelli and Steve Wilson, are navigating through downed power lines to try and reach the couple.

Kelli is awake but badly injured. 

"Don't move! The lady said don't move!" a male neighbor can be heard yelling to Kelli.

During the call, the body of Steve Wilson would be found.

"I think he found his father, it doesn't look good.  He ain't awake or breathing," the man said.

Wilson's body was found by his older son.  The couple's four grandchildren were able to take shelter in a barn and had minor injuries.

"This is scary!" a woman told dispatchers.   "Their whole house is gone.  There's nothing left."

Sadly, Kelli suffered a heart attack enroute to the hospital and died.