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Was a Yugo actually blown off Mackinac Bridge?


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Yes, it's true... kind of. In 1989 a woman from Royal Oak was driving across the bridge and her Yugo went over the railing and she (and her Yugo) fell to her death. The accident was originally thought to be caused by her speeding, though it was later determined that due to high winds that day the driver panicked and stopped her car. Unfortunately, she stopped it over an open grate in the roadway and the high winds blew up through that grate right under her car.