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Crash along I-80 ends with car in the ditch

DALLAS COUNTY - A driver on I-80 eastbound between De Soto and Van Meter lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a guard rail, finally coming to rest ina ditch.

The car was mangled, but officials say the guard rail helped save the driver's life. 

"It could've been much worse," said Lt. Adam Infante with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. "Time becomes an issue when they have to use the jaws of life." 

The single-car accident with three occupants happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday. No major injuries were reported. 


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