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State Troopers Rescue Woman From Burning SUV

CBS Chicago

UPDATED 03/05/12 6:22 a.m.

DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) — A 34-year-old woman is facing drunken driving charges, after two Illinois State Police troopers were injured while pulling her out of her burning sport-utility vehicle on I-94 in Dolton over the weekend.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, police suspect Tamara Jackson was speeding southbound on the expressway when she took the Sibley Boulevard exit around 4 a.m. Sunday. Her black 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe lost control and struck a tree.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports

The SUV caught fire and the driver was trapped inside.

Illinois State Police District Chicago Sergeant Henry Spight and Trooper Jacqueline Del Villar arrived on scene and found the Tahoe engulfed in flames, state police said.

“When I looked inside, both of her legs were stuck underneath the dashboard,” Del Villar siad.

Witnesses told them the driver was trapped, and Spight and Del Villar had to…

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