BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Branford police say a 28-year-old woman has died after being pulled from a burning car that had crashed into a tree.

Police say Megan McAuliffe of Branford died late Sunday night at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Authorities say the car’s driver, 31-year-old Vincent Mauro of Branford, lost control of the vehicle on Brushy Plains Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The vehicle struck a large tree and caught fire, leaving McAuliffe trapped in the front passenger seat.

Police say Officers Matthew Clerkin and Bryan McGinnis were able to pull McAuliffe from the burning car. Officials say Mauro suffered non-life threatening injuries and was able to get out of the vehicle on his own.

Police say they’re investigating whether Mauro should face criminal charges.

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