Police: 2 Killed in Crash, Fire

Massachusetts State Police confirm that a car crashed and then caught fire in Middleton.

Two people were killed in a car crash that caused a fire in Middleton, Massachusetts, according to state police.

The crash took place near the corner of Peabody Street and Bow Street.

Middleton Police said the two male victims were in a Ferrari when they spun out and hit a tree.

A neighbor, who did not want to go on camera, said he heard a rocket-like sound before a loud crash. When he ran outside his house, he said the car was on fire.

Middletown Police Chief James DiGianvittorio said flames were shooting as high as 30 feet in the air.

"It's a sad situation. It's a road that we do have some accidents on," he said. "We have no idea what caused this yet."

Police responded to the call just after 6 p.m.

"One of the homeowners called us to let us know that the accident happened. They heard the car coming, they heard the screech, they heard the bang, they saw the flames," DiGianvittorio said. "It appears that it went off the road, spun out, and burst into flames."

The speed the car was traveling was not known to police, but the speed limit on the road is 25 MPH.

The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Unit and CARS Unit were on the scene, as are officials from the Massachusetts Fire Marshal's office.

NECN will have more as this story develops.

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