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VIDEO: Car Plunges Off I-35E/I-694 Overpass Tuesday

The crash happened when a Maplewood woman lost control of her pickup.

A Maplewood driver plummeted off the Interstate 35E/Interstate 694 overpass Tuesday morning after 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.


Rose Panieri January 07, 2014 at 08:36 PM
People drive to fast for conditions. I was coming home on I-55 this evening. The bridges were dangerously icy and you knew there was black ice on the roads. Yet, there was a lot of tailgaiting going on and a lot of people going far too fast for conditions.
Bill Durks January 08, 2014 at 06:03 AM
She was probably on the phone. Women and trucks/SUVs- a very bad combination.
Linda Ziniel January 08, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Seriiously Mr Durks? Grow up. On the more polite side - Glad she wasn't hurt more seriously.
Adam Phillips January 08, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Did she land it on the wheels!? I couldnt do that in Trackmania lol. Shes lucky she's not dead for sure.
Dave January 08, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Remember, bridges/overpasses freeze before the rest of the roadway and refreeze faster after salting. This is because there is no latent heat stored up below the bridge. It loses heat/energy must faster and therefor freezes faster. Also, because of this it is much more susceptible to freezing rain.
yomammy January 09, 2014 at 08:26 AM
And don't forget its all Bushes fault. If we had only taxed carbon sooner...would be sunny and 75...

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