COPY-Family dodges injury after rock smashes windshield

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas City, Kan., couple say a stuffed animal possibly saved their lives after a rock thrown from an Interstate overpass crashed through their windshield.

Brian and Karen Smith and their teenage children were coming home from a Thanksgiving celebration in Weston, Mo., when a rock came through the windshield near an overpass on Interstate 635.

WDAF-TV ( reports Brian Smith was in the passenger seat when the rock came through and hit a stuffed dog on the dashboard, instead of him.

Karen Smith says everyone in the SUV was covered in glass when she pulled over to the side and called 911.

A firefighter who responded to the scene said he thought he was going to find someone dead because of the size of the hole in the windshield.

Information from: WDAF-TV,

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