A driver rescued from a burning SUV after a high-speed chase and a crash along I-90 is now identified as a Colorado man.
Fifty-two-year-old Robert LaVake reportedly would not get out of the vehicle, even after it started on fire Thursday morning.
Monroe County deputies say they used beanbag rounds to break a window, so they could pull LaVake out.
The chase began at Sparta, when a deputy followed the SUV going about 120 miles an hour on the interstate.
The vehicle went onto Highway 16 for a distance before returning to I-90.
After running over spike strips, the SUV slowed down, hit a fence along the interstate, and caught on fire.
Two dogs also were freed from the vehicle, and they were taken to the Monroe County Animal Shelter.
LaVake could be charged with stealing the SUV.
Online records indicate that LaVake was charged with theft in Colorado nearly a year ago.