Carolina Couple Survives Treetop Smashing Through Their Windshield

 Wednesday, December 2, 2015


A couple heading home to Raleigh after a Thanksgiving trip to the mountains are "lucky to be alive" say state troopers.
Charles and Deborah Baucom were on Interstate 40 just past exit 100 in Burke County when the top of a tree crashed through their windshield. The tree was more than 50 feet off the roadway but was tall enough so that when it fell, the top ten feet of it broke off on a bridge railing at the very moment the Baucom car was passing by. The impact smashed the windshield and the body of the car around it.