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Fairfax officers pull woman from burning car

Fairfax County police officers Kevin Barrington, Jessica Kane and Nate Sloan pulled a woman from this burning car on April 15 before it exploded. (Fairfax County Police Department)

The unidentified driver, a 23-year-old Ashburn woman, had plowed her Mustang into a parked bulldozer in the work area on Route 50 near Waples Mill Road, early last Friday, April 15, around 2:15 a.m., according to Gregg MacDonald in the Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Lieutenant Kevin Barrington was first on the scene, followed by Officers Jessica Kane and Nate Sloan. The three smashed in the driver’s side window, pulled the woman out and tried to extinguish the flames before the car exploded, MacDonald reports.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was later charged with drunk driving.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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