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Firefighters tended to an SUV, fully involved in flames, after it hit and dragged a mattress onto the I-494/Valley Creek Road exit ramp Saturday evening. Submitted photo.

Driver, passenger escape burning vehicle after striking mattress


Two women escaped an automobile fire without injuries Sunday evening after the Sport Utility Vehicle they were in struck a mattress on I-494.

The women were traveling northbound on I-494 around 6:30 p.m. when they ran over the mattress that was laying on the freeway, a Woodbury Public Safety report stated.

The mattress got caught under the SUV as the driver attempted to exit onto Valley Creek Road.

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