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Mass. Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Single-Car Crash

Authorities say the cause of the crash remains under investigation, but that speed was a likely factor.

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One woman is dead and two others are injured following a fiery overnight crash in Boxford, Massachusetts.

State police responded to the crash on I-95 northbound shortly before 1a.m. on Saturday.

Police say an SUV was traveling in left lane when it crossed all travel lanes, went off the road, and struck a guardrail and trees off the breakdown lane side of the highway.

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The car burst into flames but no one was in the car when authorities arrived, according to state police.

The driver, a 25-year-old woman from Derry New Hampshire, and a passenger, Shana Fusco-Russell, 26, of Melrose, were both ejected from the vehicle.

Fusco-Russell was pronounced dead at taken to a nearby hospital as a result of her injuries. The driver was taken to another hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Another passenger, a 27-year-old man from Winthrop, was also hospitalized with minor injuries.

Authorities say the cause of the crash remains under investigation, but that speed was a likely factor.

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