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Local teen thankful to be alive after driving through possible tornado

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Updated: 5/06/2013 12:03 am
ELKTON, Fla. -- One local teen is counting her blessings after surviving a serious car crash on State Road 207 during the height of last night's severe weather.

Kristen Akers, 18, was on her way home from work when she drove right into the path of the storm.

"All I remember is spinning around in circles and then a big bump," said Kristen Akers, crash victim.

Blinded by the heavy rain she lost control of her two-door Mazda and slammed into a fence, narrowly missing a tree. She tells Action News she may have driven right through a possible tornado.

"As I was driving I could feel the wind push me," said Akers.

Akers was transported to Flagler Hospital with cuts, scrapes and a large bump on the left side of her forehead.

For two whole hours her family did not know where she was so they began calling area hospitals fearing the worst.

"If she would've died I don't know what I would do without her," said Victoria Akers, sister.

Akers' mother and sister tell Action News the fear of losing her became all too real last night, so they're now holding her just a little bit tighter.

"It's a miracle that I'm alive," said Akers.

Akers vehicle was a total loss.

The National Weather Service has not determined whether or not a tornado actually touched down in Elkton. An assessment of the area is still pending.

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RiverRat - 5/6/2013 8:52 AM
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You have to give her credit for originality.

imtellin - 5/6/2013 7:00 AM
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nah,, it was the ditch monster.. he awaits all those unsuspecting motorists & truckers who persist in driving in conditions detrimental to their health !!! yeah sure,, drove through a tornado ??? right !!! sounds better than admitting she was overwhelmed by conditions & inexperience !!!
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