going faster and faster... and there's nothing she can do.
"I knew I was going to die. I didn't have any doubt about. I really thought I was going to die ... and no matter what I did, I couldn't slow it down," said Lauri Ulbestad.
And all she could do was hand on and pray.
"I have a little angel that says don't drive faster than I can fly. And I think that's what helped me."
Lauri was headed back to Ames after a weekend in Kansas City. But shortly after stopping for gas in northern Missouri, her nightmare began.
"It was accelerating faster and faster. And I was looking at my GPS, and the number was going up and up and up," she recalled.
She passed100. 110...120 miles per hour.
"My foot isn't even on the accelerator. The emergency brake is on, all the way... I'm trying to move the brake, but it's not working."
She called 9-1-1. Sheriff's deputies and state troopers tried desperately to catch up. In-car cameras recorded the terrifying trip on Northbound Interstate 35.
"I went through, I think, it was a bridge with two other vehicles-- and I just did what I had to do," she said.
Ulbestad barreled through the media, blasted through construction zones and drove to avoid disasters and she still could shut the vehicle off.
"When I passed Osceola, they said, try to lift up the accelerator and push on the brake. And so, I did that, and it slammed me from 119-mph to like nothing."
But moments later, the car finally started to slow down.
"It slowed down enough that I jumped out and it kept going and then the officers went and tracked it down and unhooked the battery. I went and hugged I-don't-know-what officer it was, but I went and hugged him and said I'm safe, I'm safe, I'm safe, I'm safe... thank you! Thank you! Thank you."