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2 Killed, 1 Hurt In Lowry Tunnel Crash In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Two men were killed and another was seriously hurt following a fiery crash Sunday night in the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94. Traffic camera footage shows a BMW speeding into the tunnel, striking a freeway barrier wall and bursting into flames. Investigators say the crash ruptured the BMW's fuel tank, causing the fireball.

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(credit: MN Safety)

Two men were killed in the crash. Another person inside the car, 24-year-old Demetrius Ramon Hart of Minneapolis, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was brought to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment.

The tunnel was closed for about four hours as investigators worked the scene.

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