(NEWSER)– Petra Ruiz had just left a Texas hair salon Saturday—after a special appointment her husband set up for her as a Christmas gift—and called her husband on FaceTime to chat during the drive home, placing her phone in her SUV's cup holder. Suddenly she started screaming and disappeared from the screen of her husband's phone.
Ruben Porras used an app to locate her and drove to the interstate, encountering blocked roads and police cars along the way and having to run the last mile, "just hoping she was still alive," he tells the Dallas Morning News. Tornadoes had struck Texas, and Ruiz, 27, was one of the victims: When Porras found her car, "It was flipped over and it was crushed," Porras tells CBS News; it had been thrown off an overpass.
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