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Driver makes miraculous escape from truck sinking in icy lake

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Driver makes miraculous escape from truck sinking in icy lake

A truck driver is lucky to be alive after he crashed off of a Minnesota bridge and into an icy lake this morning.

Trucker Breaks Out Window To Escape Sinking Truck

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. when a truck driver hauling animal parts on Highway 71 near Sauk Centre for some reason left the roadway, crashed through a guardrail, and fell into the Sauk Lake below.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, as the truck was sinking into the lake, the truck driver was able to break out a window and managed to escape.

Driver exits after semi goes off bridge near Sauk Centre into lake http://kstp.mn/ac6be 

Driver Exits After Semi Goes Off Bridge near Sauk Centre into Lake

The state patrol says the driver of a semi that went off Highway 71 near Sauk Centre Monday morning and into Sauk Lake was able to exit the vehicle…

kstp.com

The truck driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

The incident remains under investigation.

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