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Van teeters over I-94 after slamming into fence in Twin Cities

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man is OK after his van slipped into gear and teetered above Interstate 94 during morning rush hour in downtown St. Paul.

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Police say the man and his two pit bulls had permission to sleep in his van in the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

As the man woke up about 7:30 a.m. Monday, his knee hit the gearshift and the van rolled backward into a fence.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://kare11.tv/1b8s6Njhttp://kare11.tv/1b8s6Nj ) reports the Minnesota State Patrol closed an eastbound lane of I-94 as a precaution as the van was towed off the fence.

The 68-year-old St. Paul man and his dogs were not hurt. He was able to leave the van unassisted and get help.

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