Missouri Tornado destroys 500 cars at Chevrolet and Toyota dealerships

An EF3 tornado packing winds of 160 mph tore through a General Motors and Toyota auto dealership complex in Jefferson City, Missouri on Wednesday night, damaging or destroying at least 500 vehicles and leaving brand new cars piled in crumpled heaps across the massive lot, KSHB News reports.

Part of a larger outbreak that raked across Missouri in the overnight hours, the large twister touched down around 11:45pm on Wednesday night and carved a path of destruction across the state’s capital.

It was only on the ground for a few minutes and likely crossed over Riley Toyota Scion and Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC in a matter of seconds. Still, the damage left behind is extraordinary.

Photos from the dealerships, which sit right next to each other on a hilltop along Route 54, show scores of cars smashed overturned, some piled on top of each other in grotesque arrangements.

There’s also a 30-minute Facebook video (tragically filmed in portrait) giving a full walking tour of the decimated lot. If that seems long, watch for yourself and observe the unending stream of cars torn asunder.

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