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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WI. (CNN) - An SUV goes airborne on a highway in Wisconsin, and the whole incident is caught on camera.  Emily Valerio talks to the woman who filmed the shocking video.  

On Sunday, Theresa Reich and her brother-in-law stopped on an overpass to take a picture of highway 29-- where, because of the heat, the road had buckled.   

"From the overpass we could see the big divets, but we'd stopped to take a picture of it because we'd seen a bunch of cars going over slowly, and scraping the underside of their cars. And they were kind of lining up and, you know, checking the damage."

What Theresa didn't realize -- as she tried to take a still picture of that.  
(nats: "Oh, oh, oh man!")

What she didn't realize-- the camera in her phone was already rolling.

"I'd accidentally got my phone into video mode, somehow."
(nats: "Did you get a video of it? No. Oh, wait, I did.")

"When they landed, you could kind of just see the tires fly off to the side."

Theresa says after she saw the s-u-v go airborne... She started to call 9-1-1.

"By the time I had exited picture mode I was, people were already walking out and dialing. We were pretty amazed at that too, that none of the oncoming traffic hit them too. Everyone seemed like they made it out okay. They were, you know, walking out of their car."

Theresa says what she saw is something she will never forget.   

"I'm kind of shocked. You don't normally see that stuff in real life."

Both passengers in the SUV were taken to the hospital after complaining of neck and back pain.
The pavement was repaired yesterday afternoon and the road was reopened last night.