Man tapes 'crazy' encounter with deadly tornado in Illinois

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Sam Smith says he was on I-39 last Thursday when the tornado came right up on his truck.

ROCHELLE, Ill. -- A driver captured astonishing video of the deadly tornado that tore through Rochelle and Fairdale in Illinois last week.

Sam Smith says he was on I-39 last Thursday when the tornado came right up on his truck.

With traffic stopped behind him, there was nowhere to go, so Smith says he backed up under an overpass and watched as the twister passed right in front of him.