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Driver totals car when spider drops from rearview mirror

Driver crashes when spider drops from mirror - Photo by KATU Photojournalist Mike Warner 2.jpg
Driver crashes when spider drops from mirror - Photo by KATU Photojournalist Mike Warner

PORTLAND, Ore. – Deputies say a spider is to blame for a rollover crash Wednesday morning in Northwest Portland’s Bonny Slope area.

The driver suffered a minor scratch on her hand, officials said.

She told deputies she was near the intersection of NW Thompson and McDaniel Roads when a spider dropped down from her rearview mirror.

She lost control and went off the road, rolling the car in a ditch. Sheriff's deputies said the car was totaled.


The Washington County Sheriff’s Office closed the road to one lane to handle the crash, which was about a half mile from Skyline Boulevard.

There was no sign of the spider after the crash.