Survivor of Texas tornado describes escape from grass house

A survivor of a deadly Texas tornado says he managed to crawl out of a grass house at a Native American historic site before the twister hurled it into the distance with two other people still inside

ALTO, Texas -- A survivor of a deadly Texas tornado says he managed to crawl out of a grass house at a Native American historic site before the twister hurled it into the distance with two other people still inside.

Jeff Williams of Nacogdoches (nak-uh-DOH-ches) is president of Friends of Caddo (CAD-oh) Mounds, a historic site in Alto (AL-toh) that was among areas across the South that was over the weekend.

The Oklahoma native told Tuesday that he helped build the beehive-shaped grass structure using the method.

Williams says the house disintegrated and the tornado dropped the other occupants a couple hundred yards away. They survived.

Caddo Mounds was hosting a cultural event when the tornado struck. One person died and more than 20 were hurt.

Information from: KTRE-TV,