Driver saved from burning car

Chautauqua County Sheriffs deputies responded to a report of a vehicle engulfed in flames on Route 83 at 5:20 a.m. this morning.

The operator of the vehicle, Valerie A. Roach, 28, of Silver Creek, was entrapped in the car. An on-scene passerby assisted police and they gained access to the vehicle by breaking the windows and were able to extricate the operator seconds before the the car became completely engulfed in flames.

Roach was treated on scene by South Dayton and Cassadaga fire personnel and was flown via Starflight to ECMC for unknown injuries. Investigation and charges are pending.