2 Killed in Car Crash at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts | NECN

2 Killed in Car Crash at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts

The names of the victims have not yet been released

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    The repaired fence at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

    Two men are dead after their car crashed through the perimeter fence at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, struck a cement barrier and then burst into flames on Tuesday night.

    Massachusetts State Police said they have found no evidence that the crash was an attack on the base or terror-related, but the investigation is ongoing.

    The accident occurred at 11:18 p.m. at the end of Sheridan Street, police said. The Kia Soul crashed through a fence and barrier at the dead-end of the street, continuing onto a perimeter road on base property and rolling over. The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle.

    Firefighters responded to the crash in less than two minutes, put out the fire, and extricated the driver and passenger, the air base said. Both men died in the accident. Their names have not yet been released.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but state police said preliminary information suggests that excessive speed may have been a contributing factor.

    According to its website, Westover is the nation's largest Air Force Reserve base, and is home to more than 5,500 military and civilian workers.

    The damaged fence has already been repaired in order to secure the base's perimeter.

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