St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol has released some amazing photos of a recent traffic crash in the Twin Cities that a teenage driver miraculously survived. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the images should serve as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by distracted driving.

The 17-year-old driver of the SUV was on I-494 in Mendota Heights when his vehicle slammed into and under a semi-trailer on December 10th. The State Patrol says the teen admitted to troopers that he was looking at his phone for directions when the crash occurred near the Highway 52 interchange.