Officers save passenger from burning SUV

Officers save passenger from burning SUV
Dubois County (Source: WFIE)

DUBOIS CO.,, IN (WFIE) - Two people suffered injuries after their vehicle caught fire early Sunday.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says a Nissan SUV went off 15th Street, near the Patoka River bridge, around 3 a.m. Sunday. After leaving the roadway the SUV hit a tree and continued moving for a little bit before finally coming to a stop.

The SUV then caught fire after it stopped on a chain link fence.

According to the sheriff’s department news release, the driver, who suffered a fractured femur, was able to escape the burning SUV on their own. The passenger, who suffered multiple injuries, was pulled from the vehicle by Jasper Police Officers.

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