Day 4 of impeachment hearings

Husband sees wife’s last moments on FaceTime as tornado tosses her car

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A mother of four was killed when a tornado lifted up her car in Garland and tossed it off the highway.

GARLAND, Texas – Families are still picking up the debris left behind after a winter tornado passed through Garland.

Ruben Porras lost his wife when the storm moved along I-30.

Petra Ruiz, 27, was on an overpass and using FaceTime to talk with Ruben as the storm brewed around her.

“She screamed and screamed and her phone went blank,” Porras told CBS 11.

At that point, Porras used an app to locate Petra’s phone and followed its directions to her location.

He says he ran through flashing lights and emergency workers until he found her car.

“I grabbed her hand and started talking to her,” Porras said through tears. “I said, ‘Petra, wake up.”

“I grabbed her wrist to see if she had a pulse, but she was gone,” he said.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.