In the midst of a tornado that was ravaging their small town, the Ocheltrees got in their truck, hoping to drive to safety. What happened next was far more deadly than anyone could have imagined.
Caught in the Storm
It was a scene straight from their nightmaresâa truck flipped over beside a flooded highway with two babies trapped inside, a horn that would seemingly never stop blaring, and the distant bellow of thunder asÂ tornadoes ripped through Texas.
Heading for Safety
The drive to safety should have been just 12 minutes for Phillip Ocheltree, 25, his wife, Emily Ocheltree, 21, and their two babies. Their town, the small city of Canton, was about 60 miles east of Dallas…
The family was driving past Myrtle Springs when their truck hydroplaned. They might not have made it out alive if it weren’t for the efforts of a few good Samaritans, who watched in horror as the vehicle spun out of control and flipped three times…