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Driver: 'Angel' Saved Me From Crash (Photos)

| by Michael Doherty

A Missouri man has said that an "angel" helped save him after a drive shaft ran through his car windshield.

Steve Montgomery, 56, was driving on Interstate 55 in Imperial, Missouri on Aug. 8, headed home from a painting job, when he saw what looked like a pipe rolling on the road, according to WTVD.

When a tow truck hit the object, it went careening toward his vehicle and speared through his windshield.

Montgomery described the truck as "just like a launching tube," reports KTVI.

"It shot it out in the air, it was just flipping and flipping and flipping," said Montgomery. "Like somebody grabbed it out of the air ... it's just like [they] just took it and speared it into the truck ... I couldn't actually sit up because the drive shaft was right where my face was ... I shouldn't even be here talking to you."

Montgomery survived the impact and safely pulled his truck over. In a photo from the accident, a white, V-shaped object can be seen in the sky. Montgomery said he believes that white object was the angel that saved him.

"I think an angel was driving the truck," said the man. "When I was down and I couldn't see the highway to keep it in the road, somebody else was driving that truck."

Montgomery added that a couple who pulled over in front of him thought that he was dead.

Montgomery kept the drive shaft, and has it in his home. He is reportedly trying to have the other truck driver's insurance cover the cost of repairs to his own truck.

In another story in Georgia, a young woman took a photo of a car crash that killed two women and a 9-month-old baby. The picture, which allegedly showed a white "path to heaven," helped comfort the victims' grieving families, according to The New York Times.

Lauren Buteau, 28, died in the crash, along with 23-year-old Hannah Simmons and her baby daughter A'lannah. Anisa Gannon, 19, captured an image from the crash that showed what appeared to be a beam of light coming down from the sky.

Gannon's aunt, Tara Noble, gave the photo to the victims' families.

"I just needed something to show me that they were in heaven and that they were OK," said Hannah's mother, Judy Simmons. "And that was my confirmation."

"Nothing's ever going to be the same, my heart's broken and I miss them daily," Judy added. "If it wasn't for the picture, I don't know, it made it a whole lot better for me."

Sources: WTVD, KTVI, The New York Times / Featured Image: Peter Muoki/Flickr / Embedded Photos: WGHP/Steve Montgomery via WTVD, KTVI

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