Car goes airborne, hits ceiling in Boston tunnel; one dead

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[March 27, 2017]    (Reuters) - One person was killed and another injured after their vehicle went airborne and crashed into the ceiling of a Boston tunnel early Sunday morning, authorities said.

 

The 2013 Audi A8 was headed east shortly after 2 a.m. EDT when it went into the air and pulled down wires and cables as it struck the ceiling of the tunnel, part of the Massachusetts Turnpike beneath Boston's Back Bay, the state police said. An investigation was underway.

A 20-year-old Brookline, Massachusetts man, who driving the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A female passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital in the area.

Their names were not immediately released.

(Reporting by Melissa Fares in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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