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One Killed In Crash Near Tip O’Neill Tunnel Entrance

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Tip O'Neill Tunnel (Photo courtesy: Canadaolympic989-Wikimedia Commons)

Tip O’Neill Tunnel (Photo courtesy: Canadaolympic989-Wikimedia Commons)

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BOSTON (CBS) – A 53-year-old Roxbury man driving the wrong way on I-93 caused a fatal crash in Boston Sunday morning.

Idefonso Barros drove south on the northbound side of I-93 and was reportedly ejected after he collided head on with another vehicle near the entrance to the Tip O’Neill Tunnel. He was transported to a Boston hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Firefighters had to free the other driver, Jennifer Green, who was trapped inside a car. Police say the 45-year-old woman from Chelmsford is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

A third car was involved but the driver was not injured.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30am and the road was closed for about an hour. State Police say all lanes were open by 8:30am.

The crash is still under investigation.

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