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Dog spotted behind the wheel in rolling semi crash

By Daniel Uria   |   March 5, 2016 at 3:46 PM

MANKATO, Minn., March 5 (UPI) -- A dog was found behind the steering wheel of a semi that rolled into a Minnesota gas station on Friday afternoon.

Mankato Public Safety told KEYC News the semi was parked and idling before being put into gear. It crashed into a tree in front of a Kwik Trip gas station around 2 p.m. An onlooker found a labrador retriever in the truck's cab while entering the out of control vehicle to place it in park.

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Witness David Stegora told the Mankato Free Press he saw the car crash into the tree before noticing the dog in the front seat.

"I heard the tree snap and I thought somebody decided to turn around, but then it just kept going forward," he said

State patrol took an accident report, but it was unclear whether the dog played a factor in the crash.

"All I know is it was a Labrador," Police Cmdr. Dan Schisel said.

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