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Two killed in fiery crash on Route 28 in Quincy

Two Boston men were killed Wednesday morning when the 1999 Mercedes-Benz sedan they were riding in crashed and caught on fire on Route 28 in Quincy, State Police said.

The sedan crashed around 1:27 a.m. between Chickatawbut Road and the on-ramp to Interstate 93 in Quincy, according to police.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the car was traveling northbound when the driver lost control on a curve, went off the road and struck a tree, then caromed back onto Route 28.

The car then caught fire, trapping the driver and the front-seat passenger inside, police said.

The driver was a 30-year-old man from Boston, and the passenger who was killed was 29. Their identities will be confirmed by the state medical examiner’s office.


A third person, a 30-year-old man from Methuen, was rescued from the burning vehicle and rushed to Boston Medical Center.

The road was reopened around 5:40 a.m.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@ globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.