GARLAND -- For those in the path of an EF4 tornado forming, it's safe to say Garland was a scary place to be Saturday night. But even as the storm devastated buildings and homes, there was one place that might have been even more danger than outside -- the freeway.
The twister slammed cars on I-30 into each other and even blew them off overpasses. Eight people lost their lives. Three others were killed across North Texas.
The Garland victims include 30-year-old Kimberly Tippett who was driving with her 1-year-old son Kamryn. Neither survived, leaving her two young daughters without a mother or a little brother.
27-year-old Petra Ruiz was also killed, leaving her husband to raise their four kids.
Evelyn and Cecil Lowry were on their way home from date night after being married more than 50 years, but they never made it. Cecil passed and Evelyn remains in critical condition.
32-year-old Lashonda Whitaker, a dispatcher at the Colling County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Jose Juarez, 42-year-old Sharva Sanders, and 58-year-old Timothy Harris also lost their lives in the deadly storm.
GoFundMe pages have been set up tp accept donations for several of the grieving families.
Cleanup and repair crews will soon have most of the mess on I-30 back to normal, but for eight grieving families, things will never be the same.