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Crashes claim 3 lives in Saugus, Quincy

Two early morning crashes on area highways have left three people dead, state police said.

State police responded to a single-car rollover crash on Route 1 northbound in Saugus at about 4:30 a.m. According to police, the 2004 Volvo station wagon rolled over multiple times near the Lynn Fells Parkway exit.

The driver, a 39-year-old Saugus woman, was killed, police said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Earlier in the morning, a crash on Route 28 in Quincy left two people dead.

When troopers arrived on the scene, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz sedan was engulfed in flames, state police said.

The man who was believed to be driving, identified as a 30-year-old Boston man, and the front-seat passenger, a 29-year-old Boston man, were trapped in the car and were killed, state police said. The passenger in the back seat, a 30-year-old Methuen man, was transported to Boston Medical Center, and later transferred to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates the car failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road, struck a tree, then ended up back on the road.

The road was closed for several hours, reopening at 5:40 a.m., state police said.

That crash is also under investigation.

Source: Boston.com