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Truck Driver And Dog Escape After Truck Plows Into Icy Lake

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By KMVT News

Near Klamath Falls, Oregon (CNN) Some scary moments for one trucker in southern Oregon Tuesday.

Here you can see his truck... Sitting in an icy lake near Klamath Falls.
Authorities say Carl Hansen crossed a lane of oncoming traffic before his truck plowed into the water.

He was able to escape by climbing through the passenger window... And onto the ice.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

But authorities say Hansen wasn't the only one in the truck.

"He did have a pet. He had a dog that was rescued by fire," explains Oregon State Police Trooper Thomas Andreazzi.

Hansen and the dog both escaped without serious injury.

Authorities aren't sure what caused Hansen to go off the road.


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