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Minnesota driver lucky to be alive after metal piece slams windshield

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -

A Minnesota driver is lucky to be alive after a giant chunk of metal nearly crashed all the way through the windshield.

The State Patrol released photos of the metal stuck in the windshield.

The metal stopped just short of the steering wheel.

The state patrol says it happened last week while a 38-year-old woman was driving on interstate 494 near Minneapolis.

The metal flew off a truck, bounced in the road,  and hit the windshield.

The woman walked away with a few small cuts.

The driver of the truck was not found.

The state patrol issued a reminder to drivers hauling anything: An unsecured load can kill people.

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