(Vilonia, AR) Regina Wood hoped the text message she received from her son was an exaggeration but something told her it wasn’t.
“He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit,” said Wood.
She told KARK-TV she was watching coverage of the EF-4 tornado as it inched closer and closer to her son.
“I have a text on my phone as the tornado was hitting “Goodbye mama,” says Wood.
Her son, Jeffrey Hunter, was hiding in a bathroom when he sent those texts.
Minutes later, Hunter was found unconscious by a neighbor on Clover Ridge Drive.
A total of 15 people were killed in Vilonia.
Jeffrey Hunter was a senior at UCA. He was with his father and stepmother when the tornado hit. They were seriously injured.