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Lengby, MN (KROC AM News) - It was a close call for a Minnesota motorist.

The Minnesota State Patrol sent one of its troopers to check a report of a stalled vehicle in the town of Lengby. The trooper arrived to find the vehicle was stalled for a good reason - it had been hit by a bolt of lightning.

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According to State Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Jesse Grabow, the incident happened around 4:00 pm on Sept. 19th. Grabow says the occupants of the vehicle said the strike sounded like “a gunshot.”

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The State Patrol says “Nobody was injured but the vehicle was completely disabled because the lightning damaged its electronics. There were burn marks on the roof and parts of the roof attachments had blown off."

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