AIRBORNE TRUCK: Driver Recalls Near Miss

The driver of the truck which was sent airborne into a crash scene has spoken out.

Last Friday several deputies and a state trooper were talking to a driver involved in a crash on Interstate 80 near Oxford.

Officials say most drivers were obeying the law by slowing down but a semi did not. It reportedly hit the back of 45-year-old Dana Miller's work vehicle and sent it across two lanes and airborne toward the ditch barely missing a state trooper.driver

"I heard a crunch and suddenly I was flying through the air,” Miller recalled. "It all happened so fast. I didn't know what was happening until I was in the ditch."

Miller says at the time he was heading to Pella to work on a crane. He says beside a cut on his forehead and some aches and pains he wasn't hurt.

The semi driver has been cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.

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