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Orlando man OK after van is crushed in I-4 crash

Orlando man OK after van is crushed in I-4 crash

A large metal pipe flew off Wharton's truck, tumbled off the overpass and landed squarely on the roof of Escobar's Pontiac Van.

A driver miraculously escaped death when a large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on a Florida highway and crushed his vehicle.

A minivan driver narrowly escaped death when a large metal pipe fell onto his vehicle on I-4 near Orlando.

Troopers say Wharton lost control of his truck, which hit the guardrail and overturned.

The driver of the van, 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

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"Another foot to the left and he would be dead", Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes told People magazine, referring to Escobar. He didn't see it coming.

The scrap metal hauler was on a ramp heading to westbound I-4 at the time.

The truck driver, 33-year-old Antonio Santiago Wharton, also sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the truck was ticketed for careless driving.