Citizens help woman, boys from vehicle fire in fatal crash

Citizen witnesses pulled a woman and two young boys from a burning vehicle that had crashed and killed its driver in Shawano County, according to sheriff's officials.

Their vehicle was pulling a camper on Highway 29 shortly before 5 p.m. Friday when a tire on the trailer blew out causing the 56-year-old male driver to lose control of the vehicle, which rolled over, authorities said. Both the vehicle and the camper caught fire.

According to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office, several citizens stopped and helped the 57-year-old woman and two boys from the vehicle. The victims, suffering burns and other injuries, were taken by air to area hospitals. The driver, from the Greenville area, did not survive.

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At least nine other agencies and three medical helicopters assisted on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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