“Can’t believe they drove away.” Video shows Texas tornado flip, spinning around Chevy truck

There can not be much between Texans and their trucks. Not even a tornado.

A young driver of a 2004 red Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew car was suddenly in the throes of a tornado Monday on Texas 95 in Elgin.

Footage of the shocking scene was captured by several stormtroopers, including Brian Emfinger, who posted video on social media.

The 2.5-tonne truck overturned on the right side and turned 360 degrees while debris flew wildly across the highway. The violent wind eventually turned the truck upright again. Amazingly, the driver, who storm chaser Marcus Reynolds estimated to be around a 16- to 17-year-old boy, kept driving down the road. The driver only got one wound in his arm, according to Reynolds, who said he let the boy use his phone to call his parents. The tornado was classified as an EF-2, the fourth strongest level of the tornado, according to Reynolds.

“This is a story about a red truck and a tornado … I can NOT believe they drove away like that,” Emfinger wrote in his video footage. “The tornado is crossing the road in front of me near Elgin, TX. The waste is from a mobile home that was destroyed. One person was taken away by ambulance. “

Elgin is about 25 miles northeast of Austin. Tornadoes hit other parts of the state during Monday’s storms, including Round Rock and Jacksboro.

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