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Four Injured in Saturday Crash

Four people were injured Saturday morning when the vehicle in which they were riding ran off the road and into a tree, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the VIPD, Traffic Division officers were dispatched by the 911 emergency call center to an auto accident on the Queen Mary Highway in the vicinity of Plaza West.

Police did not release any of the names of the victims.

The vehicle was traveling east, police said, when the driver lost control and collided into a tree on the northern shoulder of the road; the car caught fire shortly after. The vehicle, a KIA 2008 Sportage, was totally burnt and sustained front-end damage, police said.

The 29-year-old male driver of the vehicle was burned badly and the report said he might be flown to a burn center off island.

The other passengers passengers were two men, one with a contusion on his forehead and facial injuries, the other with facial injuries and pain to his chest, and a woman who sustained facial injuries and a fractured left leg.

All passengers were treated at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

The case is under investigation by the Traffic Division.

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