Photo by Stevie Dannhauser

A woman was treated for minor injuries after she crashed her car into a berm and it started on fire at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday on 3 Mile Road at North Green Bay Road.

While driving northbound on Douglas Avenue the woman sideswiped another car in front of Burger King.

Jared Harris, who lives in the area, said the woman was driving at a “very high rate of speed.”

“I heard the vehicles fly past my house, then sirens. I turned on the scanner and found out the rest,” he said.

Dick Roeder, Fire Chief for the Caledonia Fire Department, said the woman drove her car straight into the berm, but missed the ditch.

“The car struck a tree and flipped on to its side then started on fire, which was going pretty good when we got there,” Roeder said.

The woman was able to get out of the car on her own. Rescue staff from the Caledonia Fire Department took the woman to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare — All Saints Hospital for the minor injuries she sustained from the crash.

We have phone calls into the Caledonia Police Department and Racine Police Department to find out what the woman was charged with and will update the story when we get new information.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.