Man who tried to save family during tornado still recovering - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man who tried to save Babcock family during tornado still recovering

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Jason Miller was with Angel Babcock and her family when the tornado hit Pekin, Indiana.


Miller convinced them to get out of their smaller trailer and hunker down with him in his double wide.

Along with 15-month-old Angel, those taking cover were her father, 21-year old Joseph, her 20-year-old mother Moriah, and her two year old, and two month old siblings.

They crouched down on the floor in the center of the trailer, as the tornado got closer and closer.

"Angel was sitting there and I put my arm over Angel and got her to get down," says Jason Miller.

The Babcock family died in the tornado. 15-month-old Angel passed away on Sunday. She was initially found in a field and survived for nearly 48 hours. 

Jason Miller recalls what he saw when the tornado was over.

"When I opened that door to look out, I just can't describe what I saw. It was so big and so loud, everything was churning like a big machine," says Jason Miller.


Miller's brother says Jason's shoulder blade is fractured in two places, and he has a fractured back.


He is at University Hospital recovering.


The Babcock family has set up a memorial fund at the PNC Bank in New Pekin, Indiana.

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