Woman saved from vehicle fire after crash

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A Columbus woman was saved from a vehicle fire Tuesday night after good-Samaritans stepped in. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that shortly before 7 p.m., an SUV driven by 50-year-old Timberly Sue Trueblood went from a private drive towards Herman Darlage Drive. Witnesses told police that Trueblood’s vehicle failed to stop at stop sign and crossed Herman Darlage Drive, crashing into a tree on the east side of the street.

One of the witnesses reportedly told police that the wheels on the vehicle were still spinning after the crash. Moments later, the SUV caught fire. Harris says that a group of bystanders took a tire-iron to the driver-side window and carried Trueblood to safety before her vehicle was fully engulfed.

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Police say that a doctor at the scene told them that Trueblood may have suffered a seizure before the crash. Her condition has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.