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Sneeze causes woman to crash into semi-truck

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 06:44:03-05

Authorities say a sneeze sent a North Dakota woman into a crash with a semi-truck.

The Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Michele Eckmann of LaMoure was traveling north on Highway 281 Friday when she sneezed, causing her SUV to drift onto the southbound lane and into truck's path.

The semi driver tied to avoid the collision, but the SUV struck the tanker trailer, which was loaded with gasoline, before coming to rest in the center of the road.

The truck driver maintained control as the rig entered the ditch.

KQDJ reports Eckmann was taken to a hospital. The truck driver wasn't hurt and no gas was spilled from the tanker.