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VIDEO: MnDOT Releases Video of Truck Plunging 50 feet, Reminds Drivers to Slow Down

The crash happened along Interstate 694 when a Maplewood woman lost control of her pickup on an overpass. She would walk away.

Story by James Warden, Patch.com

The Minnesota Department of Transportation was urging drivers to take their time in the cold conditions after a Maplewood driver plummeted off the Interstate 35E/Interstate 694 overpass Tuesday morning, losing control of her pickup on the icy ramp.

Anne M. Spiess, 54, was headed north on the I-35E ramp to I-694 in Little Canada when she lost control of her Ford Ranger, went over the railing and landed on the embankment below, according to the State Patrol.

Miraculously, Spiess’ only injuries were not life-threatening.

“This is why we're urging people to slow down, pay attention and watch out for icy bridges and ramps,” the Minnesota Department of Transportation wrote in a Facebook post. “The motorist walked away from this crash without serious injuries.”

Click play to watch the video above, and watch for the truck on the upper right corner of the screen at around the 12 second mark. 


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