Police, bystanders rescue woman from burning vehicle in Minneapolis; crash investigation underway

UPDATE: Police say a woman who was rescued from a burning vehicle is one of two people recovering from injuries in an overnight Minneapolis crash.

According to police, officers were called to the area of 29th Avenue SE and University Avenue SE at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday for a reported hit-and-run crash.

When officers arrived, they found a passenger vehicle on fire that was heavily damaged in the front. In addition, they say a woman was unconscious in the burning vehicle, and a man who was conscious was on the street.

Police say bystanders helped officers pull the woman out of the burning vehicle.

Both the man and woman were given aid at the scene, and were both taken to an area hospital, and are listed as being in stable condition as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a police spokesman, no officers were injured during the incident.

Officers are still investigating the crash, which they say happened after two vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed on University Avenue towards St. Paul. One of the vehicles left the road and hit a pole, causing the driver to be ejected and the vehicle to catch fire.

Meanwhile, police say the driver of the other vehicle stopped, momentarily got out of his vehicle, and then returned to it before leaving the area.

No one has been arrested, and a description of the other driver wasn’t immediately provided.

INITIAL REPORT: Few details have been released about a fiery, overnight crash in Minneapolis.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photographer captured the scene on camera around 2:15 a.m. in an area near 29th Avenue and University Avenue SE.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames.

At least one person was seen by our photographer leaving the scene in an ambulance.

No other details were immediately available – check back for updates.