Mattress causes fire on highway

A mattress lying on Interstate 494 in Woodbury caused a SUV to burst into flames on Jan. 31.

According to the Star Tribune the driver, Kathleen Rich, said she saw the car in front of her drive over it, but she was unable to change lanes due to heavy traffic.

Rich said she hit the mattress but thought she had left it behind until other drivers started motioning her to pull over. After she pulled over on an exit ramp her and her friend jumped out of the car and flames shot out from under the vehicle, according to the Associated Press.

"I loved that RAV4," Rich said. "I just loved it. I had it since it was new."

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