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One Killed in Fiery, 2-Vehicle Crash in Swansea

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    Police Investigate Fatal, Fiery Crash in Swansea

    At least one person was killed in a fiery, two-vehicle crash in Swansea, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, May 10, 2018)

    One person was killed early Thursday morning in a fiery, two-vehicle crash in Swansea, Massachusetts, according to state police.

    Troopers responded to the crash on Interstate 195 at 2:10 a.m. where a Volkswagen Touareg had somehow lost control, crossed the median and struck a Jeep Liberty traveling on the westbound sound. The Jeep rolled over from the impact of the crash and became fully engulfed in flames.

    Police said the driver, a 38-year-old man from Cranston, Rhode Island, was trapped inside the Jeep. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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    Police said the driver of the Touareg, a 40-year-old woman from Bristol, Rhode Island, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Her exact injuries are unclear.

    The right and middle travel lanes near exit 3 were closed for four hours while the scene was cleared.

    The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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