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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

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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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