Riley Leon told KVUE-TV that he was on his way home from a job interview in Elgin, when the tornado came out of nowhere.
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“I wasn’t scared that much, but it was a shocking moment for me,” he said.
The boy’s brother told KVUE that the truck has been in the family for a decade and he recognized it immediately in video that went viral online.
Harsh winds and pounding rain ripped through the north Texas town Monday afternoon, flattening homes and damaging the elementary and high schools. The video shows the tornado sweeping through the area, spinning and flipping the red truck upright. Leon then just drove away.
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