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Kallie Meno woke up extra early on Tuesday morning so she could be with co-workers and help celebrate her company’s $20 million funding milestone.

Those plans changed a bit when a helicopter came flying down right at Meno’s white Jeep SUV as she waited at a red light. The KOMO news chopper that crashed just near the Space Needle on Tuesday and killed two just narrowly missed hitting Meno’s vehicle.

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Kallie Meno.

Meno, a recruiter at Seattle-based social media analytics startup Simply Measured, recounted her experience on Facebook.

“As I was stopped at a red light between Fisher Plaza and the Space Needle, I noticed above me a helicopter that began to spin out of control,” she wrote. “Moments later it crashed directly behind me in flames. I don’t know who was looking out for me today, but thank you. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrific event today.”

Meno, who was able to leave her car immediately after the crash, spoke with our news partner KING5 after the incident.

“It’s a great reminder of how precious life is,” Meno told KING5.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash, which took the life of a pilot and photographer who were inside the helicopter.

Watch Meno’s interview below:

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