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Woman Sets Self On Fire, Climbs In Car With Child

Last updated on Thursday, March 6, 2008

(NORTH VERNON) - A Southern Indiana woman remains in critical condition in a hospital burn unit after officials say she intentionally set herself on fire.

The Jennings County Sheriff's Department said Yvette Jackson poured alcohol on herself, set herself ablaze, then climbed into a car with her 14-year-old daughter Monday evening.

Jackson was taken to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis with third-degree burns. She was in the hospital's burn unit in critical condition today.

The teen was treated at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon and released.

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