Report: Teen Pulled from Burning Vehicle Released from Shock Trauma

The 18-year-old remains in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

A Sykesville teen pulled from a burning car by a Howard County police officer Friday has been released from Shock Trauma, according to the Howard County Times.

Casey Marie Bellofatto, 18, was rescued from the burning car by Cpl. Craig Ream, an 11-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. Ream was on his way to work on Rt. 97 in Carroll County when he came upon the two-vehicle accident at 3 a.m. on Jan. 11.

As previously reported on Patch, Ream crawled under the hood of Bellofatto's burning Toyota Corolla and squeezed himself through a small opening to pull the teenager to safety.

Bellofatto was released from Shock Trauma Monday, and according to an article in the Howard County Times she was sent to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she remains in critical condition.

Police said the driver of the other vehicle, Christine Elizabeth Stramm, was transported to Shock Trauma in serious condition. Shock Trauma did not have an update on Stramm.

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