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Black Ice Causes Accident Near Rimrock

Icy conditions o n Highway 12 caused an accident east of Rimrock Monday morning. Investigators say a car hit a patch of black ice then slammed into a tree and caught on fire. There were no serious injuries. The passengers described it was one of the most frightening experiences they’ve had .

“Getting out, it just doesn’t feel real,” says one survivor. “It’s like a dream or a nightmare.”

“When my friend Sabrina’s door wouldn’t open and we had to pull her out the other side, I was terrified,” said another survivor.

Emergency crews say it’s an example that even experienced winter drivers can’t get too confident behind the wheel.

Icey Roads
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