CANNON BEACH High winds at the Oregon coast nearly proved deadly for a couple driving near Cannon Beach Monday.

A large branch smashed through the windshield of their SUV, right between the two occupants in the front seat.

Photos: Storms from coast to Cascades

Firefighters said the branch fell from a tree on Highway 101, just south of Cannon Beach.

The couple and two dogs inside the vehicle were able to escape without any injuries.

Related: Flood watch, high wind warning for coast

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