Swampscott

1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Swampscott Crash

The accident occurred around 2 a.m. on Paradise Road

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One person was killed and another critically injured when a car struck several trees in Swampscott, Massachusetts, overnight.

The accident was reported around 2 a.m. on Route 1A (Paradise Road), police said.

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Authorities said a Honda Accord was headed north on Route 1A when it struck a fence and a tree, and the Jaws of Life had to be used to get the driver out of the vehicle.

State police said a male passenger was taken to North Shore Medical Center in Danvers and later pronounced dead. The male driver was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges or citations have been issued, the Essex District Attorney's Office said.

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