ELLIS COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A twister reportedly touched down in Ellis County Monday night time, Could 3.
CBS 11 storm chaser Mike Prendergast was following the trail when he got here throughout a severe crash on I-35E close to Waxahachie involving a giant rig.
“It was a very unhealthy accident,” stated Prendergast. “That was the place the twister crossed. A number of those that have been a witness to it say they noticed it cross. There have been a number of vehicles that have been thrown into the sector subsequent to Interstate 35E. There have been at the least two semis that have been blown over and several other vehicles concerned as nicely in [the accident].”
Predergast additionally held the hand and comforted the person injured within the huge rig.
He explains what occurred right here.
There is no such thing as a official phrase on accidents, however witnesses stated rescue crews have been nonetheless working to tug the person from the massive rig as of 10:35 p.m.
The northbound aspect of the interstate was shut down indefinitely whereas crews labored on getting the person out and later eradicating the wreckage.
Heavy rain, winds and lightning have been prevalent challenge in a number of North Texas counties Monday night time.
Skylar Runnels shared video on Twitter of a twister in Blum in Hill County.
Video of the twister round 7:15pm this night within the Blum space. Due to Skylar Runnels for the video. pic.twitter.com/n9zgi8OFlU
— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) May 4, 2021
There have been no experiences of accidents or severe harm as of but.