MSP: Passerby saves woman from car after fiery crash at county line

A woman suffered minor injuries after being saved from her during a fiery crash at the Clare/Roscommon County Line Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan State Police)

CLARE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Michigan State Police are reminding motorists of safe driving during the winter after a fiery crash in Clare County.

Troopers were called to a one car crash with injury on US-127 near the Clare/Roscommon County Line around 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

According to MSP, troopers hurried to the scene but were slowed down due to slippery road conditions.

Investigators said the situation worsened as additional callers reported that the driver was trapped and the car had caught fire.

Special Lieutenant House said a 51-year-old passerby, armed with a crowbar, was able to break one of the car's windows and free the female driver before the flames could reach her.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Roscommon Township Fire Department was called to take care of the fire.

MSP is urging drivers to take it slow and to allow for greater stopping distance when driving on roads that have any potential for slippery conditions.

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