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     FATAL CRASH A Melrose man was fatally injured early Tuesday when the Mercedes Benz he was driving veered off Interstate 495 and bounced off a guardrail before crashing in a wooded median with such force that the driver was ejected from the car, State Police said. The driver was identified as Phong Le, 41, of Melrose. State Police said Trooper Benjamin Breton found the car and Le in the median around 1:35 a.m. Le was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

     CARJACK SUSPECTS Four teens were arrested in Revere after allegedly carjacking a luxury sedan in Burlington Monday night and driving nearly 20 miles before being involved in a crash that left the driver of a pickup truck pinned in his car early Tuesday, officials said. Burlington police were originally alerted to an armed carjacking at an apartment building on Beacon Street at 7:23 p.m. on Monday and they found the victim “visibly shaken,” police said in a statement. “He had just pulled into his parking space after arriving home from work and was checking his e-mail on his phone when a man opened the driver’s side door, put a gun in his chest, and forced him from the vehicle,” the statement said. The victim was not physically injured. The vehicle, a 2018 A4 Audi sedan, crashed on Route 1A southbound at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday after hitting a truck in traffic, according to Revere police. Police Captain Amy O’Hara wrote in a statement that emergency workers had to extricate the truck driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. O’Hara said three juvenile males were taken into custody by Revere police on scene. Another teen tried to flee on foot but police arrested him minutes later, O’Hara said. No further information about the juveniles was immediately available, but two BB guns were recovered at the crash site, police said.

     HOUSE FIRE An Ipswich family has been displaced after a three-alarm fire early Tuesday morning, according to Fire Chief Andy Theriault. Firefighters arrived at 27 Town Farm Road around 1 a.m. and found heavy fire in the back of the single-family home that soon had fully engulfed the structure, Theriault said. The residents had evacuated the home before crews arrived and will stay with relatives, he said. No injuries were reported. The damage estimate is roughly $350,000 for the home and its contents, Theriault said. “It was a total loss,” he said.

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     TEACHER FIRED A Sharon High School teacher was fired Monday after he was charged with indecent assault on a student, officials said. Officers began an investigation into Bradley Lengas, 56, of Rhode Island in December based on “allegations of sexual misconduct,” Sharon police said in a statement. Deputy Chief Don Brewer said the investigation is continuing and additional charges may be forthcoming. Brewer said Lengas was suspended by the Sharon schools in December immediately after Sharon detectives and the Norfolk district attorney’s office began the investigation, officials said. He is charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and accosting/annoying a person of the opposite sex, police said. Lengas taught physics and chemistry at the high school for nearly 20 years, according to the Sharon Public School faculty page. He is scheduled to be arraigned March 6 in Stoughton District Court, police said.