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Elkhart firefighters put out a fire in a car that crashed in the 700 block of West Lexington Avenue, Elkhart, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo By Terry T. Mark)

Elkhart firefighters put out a fire in a car that crashed in the 700 block of West Lexington Avenue, Elkhart, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo By Terry T. Mark)

Elkhart firefighters put out a fire in a car that crashed in the 700 block of West Lexington Avenue, Elkhart, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Truth Photo By Terry T. Mark)

An Elkhart police officer monitors the scene as a car that crashed on West Lexington Avenue burns on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The driver escaped with the help of bystanders. (Truth Photo By Terry T. Mark)
Car crash, fire

Posted on Nov. 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

ELKHART — A car crash and fire Saturday morning left a street west of downtown closed.

The car, which appeared to be westbound, went off the street and rolled into a wooded area in the 700 block of West Lexington Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. After the impact, the car came to rest on the passenger side and caught fire, witnesses in the area said.

Several bystanders came to the aid of the driver, a woman, and helped her get out. Harvey Cunningham of Elkhart said he and three other men tried to right the car, then helped pull the woman climb out the driver side door. Other bystanders tried to extinguish the blaze with home fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived.

The driver was attended to by emergency medical personnel called to the scene.