Two Old Saybrook police officers are recovering this morning after they attempted to save a woman from her burning car Friday night.
Police said they were called to the crash and car fire just after 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Middlesex Turnpike and Bokum Road.
The two first responding officers ran to the vehicle that was engulfed in flames and attempted to pull the driver from the vehicle. Despite their efforts, police said the driver, who has only been identified as a 22-year-old female, died of her injuries.
Police said the driver was the only person in the car.
The two officers were taken to the Middlesex Shoreline Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during their attempts to rescue the woman. Both have since been treated and release, police said.
Middlesex Turnpike and Bokum Road were closed for nearly five hours and crews investigated and reconstructed the scene.
Police said the accident remains under investigation and information is limited at this time. However, officers do believe the vehicle was driving northbound on Middlesex Turnpike when it lost control striking a tree at the intersection. Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at 860-395-3142.
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