Family praises Leawood first responders who pulled woman from burning SUV

A burned SUV after crashing in Leawood.

An SUV crashed near the Tomahawk Creek trailhead on Monday, Nov. 14, and caught fire. Above, the burned-out wreckage of the vehicle after the fire was put out. File photo credit Mike Frizzell.

The parents of Caroline Kill, a Leawood woman who suffered severe burns last month after the vehicle she was driving crashed and caught fire, issued a tearful thanks to the first responders who pulled her from the burning wreckage. 

Driving the news: At Monday’s meeting, the Leawood City Council presented certificates of appreciation to the emergency responders who helped rescue Kill, including five police officers, a fire captain and animal control officer.