Two killed, one hurt in fiery Weston crash

Two killed, one hurt in fiery Weston crash

Marie Szaniszlo

Two people were killed in Weston early yesterday in a two-car collision that caused one of the vehicles to burst into flames.

Shortly after midnight, town police received a report of a car on fire with someone trapped inside on Route 30, just east of the Weston/Natick town line.

When they arrived, they found two vehicles with extensive damage: a 1998 Toyota Camry and a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck in flames.

Weston firefighters rushed to the scene and put out the fire, but were unable to save the driver, who died before he could be taken to the hospital, police said.

He could not be immediately identified because of the severity of his injuries.

Firefighters managed to pull out the two people inside the Camry.

The man at the steering wheel had critical injuries, police said, and was flown by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he later died.

His female passenger had severe, but not life-threatening, injuries, and was rushed by ambulance to the same hospital.

Their identities were being withheld until police could notify their families.

Because of the severe damage to both vehicles, the cause of the crash could not be determined yesterday.

Police temporarily closed Route 30 and detoured traffic until shortly before 5 a.m.

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