Fund set up to help elderly woman replace auto that exploded

MONDAY, 01 AUGUST 2011 16:03 DANIEL CLIFTON • TRIBUNE STAFF

KINGSLAND — It wasn’t enough for Sharon Hooten and Lisa Marie Coppoletta to pull an 82-year-old woman from a burning car July 24.

Now, the pair want to help Dorothy Yates-Book replace her Lincoln Town Car, which was destroyed after it caught fire and exploded on RR 1431 near FM 1980.

Kingsland resident Sharon Hooten (left) and Marble Falls resident Lisa Marie Coppoletta — photographed in the Tribune Headline News studio — helped rescue 82-year-old Dorothy Yates-Book from her burning car July 24. Now, Hooten and Coppoletta have set up an account at American Bank of Texas N.A. to raise funds so Yates-Book and her husband can purchase a replacement vehicle. In the aftermath of the rescue, the three women have become fast friends. Staff photo by Jared Fields

“We’ve really become close,” Hooten said.

She and Coppoletta have set up an account at American Bank of Texas N.A.