Waterspout damages truck on Sunshine Skyway bridge ‘Watch’

Updated: October 12, 2015
Waterspout damages truck on Sunshine Skyway bridge - Watch

A waterspout was caught on camera near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunday morning.

At around 9:42 a.m., the funnel cloud came across the bridge from east to west as the truck was going north on Interstate 275 near mile marker 7.5, which is closer to the St. Petersburg side of the bridge, troopers said.

The tornado lifted the truck and dropped it onto its right side before it lifted the truck again and left it upright, troopers said.

The driver, 56-year-old Randall Leaver, of Wesley Chapel, remained in the truck and was not injured.

The tornado also damaged a nearby construction site, knocked over signs and overturned a small boat, troopers said.