Jerry Millet got the unexpected ride of his life while he was driving down a Louisiana highway and his truck was picked up by the swirling winds of a tornado.
Surveillance video from a nearby gas station captured the horror on tape Monday afternoon as Millet was making deliveries in his Ford pickup truck in Gonzales, La.
“I didn’t know where I was or how high in the air I was, but I kept pushing on the brakes in that truck, like that was going to do something for me,” Millet told WAFB-TV.
The video shows Millet’s truck being lifted into the air like a toy. His truck twirled several times while airborne. Witnesses say the truck was as high as the telephone pole he flew past.
“The truck just started bouncing,” Millet said. “I thought I was dead.”
Millet’s truck remained in the air for mere seconds before it literally fell from the sky and crashed 20 feet away onto a truck parked nearby.
A Good Samaritan driving in the opposite direction saw Millet’s truck take flight and immediately stopped her vehicle to help him.
“I hear my daughter’s voice, my baby girl,” Millet said. “I look up, here she come a walking.”
Millet’s daughter, Lacey, just happened to be in the right place at the right time to assist her father.
“He was like, ‘How did you get here? How did you know?’ And I said, ‘I seen the whole thing happened,’” Lacey Millet said.
The only causality was Jerry Millet’s delivery truck. He suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital on the same day.
He is now healing at home, thankful to be alive.