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Accident Traps Driver Under Bridge

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Emergency workers rescue driver from SUV wedged under highway bridge near Minot Emergency workers rescue driver from SUV wedged under highway bridge near Minot
The driver of an SUV had to be extricated from his vehicle after it became wedged under a highway bridge southeast of Minot Monday night.

The Highway Patrol reports 19-year-old Christopher Lewin of South Carolina was headed east on the 2 and 52 bypass when he lost control as the highway turned north.

His SUV skidded across the road and up the concrete embankment, vaulting into the tiny space and catching fire.

A trooper first on the scene used an extinguisher to control the fire until Minot Rural firefighters could arrive and put out the flames.

Then, heavy equipment was used to secure the SUV so it wouldn't slide down the embankment while rescue workers extricated Lewin.

Lewin was initially taken to Trinity Hospital and later flown to Minneapolis for treatment of serious injuries.

The Highway Patrol reports speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.


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