MANITOWOC COUNTY, WI — A 21-year-old woman was rescued from a burning vehicle early Tuesday after it crashed off Wisconsin Highway 42 in the Township of Two Creeks, reports CBS58.
The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office said the collision occurred on the northbound lanes. It was first reported by CBS58 shortly after 10:00 a.m.
An early investigation indicates the young woman, a Kewaunee County resident, was driving a GMC Terrain SUV northbound when the vehicle veered off the roadway. It then traveled into the east ditch, where it hit a culvert and went airborne before crashing into a barn. Moments later, the SUV caught fire.
A 41-year-old male passerby was able to quickly remove the female driver from the burning vehicle.
By the time firefighters arrived, the vehicle had become fully engulfed in flames, which had spread to the barn. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.
Authorities said the driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She was later charged with OWI.
No further information has been disclosed at this time.
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