On December 26, 2015, a tornado struck the City of Garland taking the lives of 8 people. There were 15 people that were transported to local hospitals with various injuries. Among those transported was 35 year old Leonardo Mota, of Garland. Leonardo Mota died overnight at Medical Center of Plano. Investigators determined that Mota was traveling in a vehicle on I-30 at the time the tornado struck.