Is the GPS device to blame? Man drives truck into river in Pennsylvania

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PENNSYLVANIA (WITI) — Has your GPS device ever gotten you lost?

A West Virginia man says his GPS is to blame after he drove his truck into a river!

According to WNEP in Pennsylvania, the 24-year-old driver drove into the Susquehanna River — and ended up swimming to the other side.

WNEP says the fire chief said the driver’s GPS device told him he could take State Route 2025 and cross the river.

A sign states that the road ends — but the driver apparently didn’t see it because it was late at night.

Suddenly, the driver and his truck entered 40-degree water!

Rescuers say the driver is lucky to be alive — and WNEP reports this is actually the second time this has happened this year in the same area.

You may remember an episode of The Office — when Michael Scott drove his vehicle into a body of water — based upon GPS instructions.

Ironically, the incident involving the West Virginia driver happened near Scranton!

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