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06/01/2013 01:26 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Video Shows Storm Chasers Caught In Powerful Twister

A dramatic video of a tornado near Oklahoma City on Friday shows a group of storm chasers racing to escape the twister.

In the video, Oklahoma University meteorology student Brandon Sullivan and fellow storm chaser Brett Wright speed down a rural road dangerously close to one of the 17 tornadoes reported in the Midwest on Friday.

Their car is pummeled by debris, smashing the windshield at one point. "The team is very fortunate to live to chase another day," Sullivan wrote on his YouTube page.

Nine people died in the Oklahoma City area on Friday, including two children, according to the medical examiner's office. The storm also caused flooding and tipped over trucks on the highway.

The storm touched down mostly in rural areas and missed central Oklahoma City, according to The Associated Press.

On May 20, an EF-5 tornado that hit the town of Moore, Okla., killed 24 people and injured hundreds.

Click the video above to watch.

Oklahoma City Region Tornadoes

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