Police rescue woman from burning auto

The Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Corn Hill Road in Pittsford recently. According to the caller, the involved vehicle was on fire, and potentially had its occupant still inside.

Upon arrival, two troopers observed the vehicle in a field, fully engulfed in flames.

After hearing vehicle occupant Samantha Couture call out for help, the troopers located her on the ground, in close proximity to the driver's side of the vehicle.

Troopers were able to drag her-while going in and out of consciousness-over a barbed wire fence to safety while the involved vehicle exploded multiple times.

Couture was subsequently transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by personnel from the Regional Ambulance Service where she was admitted for treatment for multiple facial fractures, burns to both legs, lacerations on hands and face

Troopers were also treated at the Rutland Regional Medical center for injuries sustained during their response including, but not limited to, smoke inhalation and lacerations.

The Pittsford Fire Department also responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The crash is currently under investigation.

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