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Burned crash victim still critical

WICHITA — A 45-year-old Bentley-area man who was badly burned in a crash Friday morning remains in critical condition today at a local hospital.

Noe Corona was burned after his car crashed into a house and was engulfed in flames in the 10400 block of 151st Street West, near Bentley, at about 7:15 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Witnesses told Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies that they saw flames coming from an area around a rear tire as the car went down the road shortly before the crash.

Corona had flames on him as he ran from the car, authorities said. The one person in the home was not injured, he said.

An ambulance took Corona to the burn center of Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. According to an initial report, he had third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body.

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