VIDEO: Storm Chasers Witness Rollover Semi-Trailer Truck While Documenting a Wedge Tornado Crossing I-39 Near Rochelle, Illinois

WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Wedge tornado crosses I-39; tandem semi-trailer truck rolls over after passing video crew.

Storm chasers from Live Storms Media were documenting a large wedge tornado that had just crossed I-39. Videographer Tyler Olson and his crew were northbound on I-39 and pulled over to the shoulder after the tornado passed from east to west in front of them. While they were on the shoulder a tandem semi-trailer truck passed them and lost control and rolled over to the right in front of the video crew.

The truck may have been hit by Rear Flank Downdraft winds, which may have caused the truck driver to lose control, or which simply blew the truck over.


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