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Woman dies after being pulled from burning car

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By Chris Sheppard


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WARREN, R.I. - A Barrington woman has been pronounced dead after being pulled from the burning wreckage of her car by a good Samaritan, after a four-car crash on December 19.

Police say Carolyn Corbett, 68, of Barrington, died at Rhode Island Hospital Friday morning after attempts to save her life failed.

According to police, the crash happened around 2:39 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 on Schoolhouse Road in Warren, where four cars struck each other. Police say the accident left Corbett trapped in her smoke-filled car, which was rapidly becoming engulfed in flames.

That's when police say Patrick Rimoshytus, formerly active in Warren's volunteer fire department, ran over to Corbett's car in a bid to save her life. Rimoshytus managed to cut Corbett's seat belt and pull her to safety before her car completely burst into flames.

Police say relatives had time to say goodbye to Corbett before she died.

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