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Decorah woman escapes burning car following crash

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CLERMONT (KWWL) -

A Decorah woman is recovering after escaping her burning car following a crash in Fayette County.

Deputies were called to Highway 18, just north of Clermont, at 6:46 p.m. on Thursday for a one vehicle crash.

Investigators say 23-year-old Trista Marie Stepan of Decorah was headed north on Highway 18 when she lost control of her car after swerving to miss a deer. The car went into the ditch, through a field and a down a ravine before crashing into a tree. The car then burst into flames.

Stepan was taken to Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

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