Austin, TX News stations found the viral truck driver whose truck got caught in the funnel of a tornado, flipped, spun, and landed on tires.
FOX 7 Austin's Amanda Ruiz spoke with Riley Leon, 16, the scared driver. "Physically and health, I'm doing good. Still shocked honestly by what happened but...we have to keep going on 'cause life, life keeps going on and we cannot let ourselves get down because of a single problem," he told Ruiz after the shocking incident.
Leon said he was leaving his job at the Whataburger and was trying to make a U-turn to get away from the tornado when he got caught up in it. "And around right when I was going to take the U-turn, that's when the tornado coming and it lifted my truck. And that's when the infamous video of me came out." He continued with Fox 7, "I felt my truck lift up and it took me to a ditch and put me to my side and spin me out and that's where spinning into the road and it got on its four wheels and the video shows that I kept driving, but actually I just drove off. I drove out of the road to not cause more accidents...or cause something more, more big deal."
Here is the insane video that I'm sure even Riley is shocked that he survived: