Woman Died Trapped in Burning SUV After Vehicle Malfunction

Dodge Journey 2009 Fire

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By James Bickerton
January 17, 2023

A 73-year-old woman died in Wisconsin on December 9 after her 2009 Dodge Journey caught fire, shortly after telling her fiancé on her cellphone that she couldn’t unlock the doors or open the windows.

Mary L. Frahm, the only person in the car, was killed in the incident that took place on County Highway AB, in the town of Dunn.

According to a Dane County sheriff’s report, Frahm had been driving home, after taking her son to work, when some of the electrical components of her car began to malfunction. The vehicle started to lose power, while the speedometer was “going crazy” and the windshield wipers began operating without her instruction.

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