Teenager crashes into washed out road caused by flooding

Fortunately, the airbag and seat belt saved him.
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A 16-year-old driver walked away uninjured after crashing his car into a massive gap in the road caused by flash flooding in rural Minnesota Tuesday morning. 

The Renville County Sheriff's Office released stunning drone footage of the crash site. It shows the teenager's Buick nose down in the washed out section of the road. They say the boy was saved by the airbag and his seat belt. 

The City of Renville received about 3 inches of rain Tuesday morning but locations just south of town picked up anywhere from 4-10 inches, according to measurements tracked by the National Weather Service. 

The intense and long-lasting rains created flash flooding, closing roads and forcing evacuations in southwest Minnesota. 

Related: Winds that gusted to 70 mph downed trees in east-central MN

Related: WCCO introduces new TV meteorologist Lisa Meadows.

In the map below, purple indicates areas that received 10 inches of rain. Pink represents up to 8 inches, red is 6 inches, light red is 4 inches with yellows and oranges showing 2-3 inches of rain. 

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