Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2018 3:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the air, and landing upright just in front of a gas pump at the Marathon Xtra Mile station in Flowood, Fox News reports. May, who suffered only minor injuries in the crash, can be seen walking away from the vehicle.

"She had an angel riding with her," says Rankin County Undersheriff Raymond Duke. "That's for sure." Duke says a deputy who was leaving a nearby business at the time told him May had been speeding, "overcorrected [and] gone into oncoming traffic, nearly had an accident there with another vehicle, crossed back over, and went airborne," Mississippi News Now reports. He says May, who works in a local restaurant, admitted having "several beverages" after work. Authorities say May, who was freed after posting $1,500 bond, had her work uniform on inside out. (This Florida woman was charged with DUI on horseback.)

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