Vehicles rented to protect Biden catch fire on Nantucket road trip
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WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — A rented SUV on a road trip turned deadly when the driver and passenger both lost control.
A car rental company official confirmed to CNN that one of its rental vehicles was involved in the crash on the Nantucket road in Massachusetts. The two people who were in the car were unhurt. They were not immediately identified, but authorities confirmed they were in their 20s.
The rental company issued a statement Monday evening confirming that an insurance company was handling the claim.
It’s unclear whether the passenger was in the car at the time, but the two people who are known to be in the car are 19 and 22.
The driver and passenger are said to live in nearby Framingham.
Both the driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, said Cmdr. Scott R. Brown, a Massachusetts state trooper on scene.
The crash is under investigation, and the victim’s names will be released upon notification, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who will not be able to attend the memorial service for the two people.
The Nantucket Police Department told CNN that the crash occurred Friday morning near the intersection of Route 106 and South Street. According to the department, the car was rented at the National Car Rental in Cambridge.
Massachusetts State Police said that they received a call about a car accident at 8:28 a.m. (10:28 a.m. ET) about a car being struck by a second vehicle on Route 106. The trooper responded to help a person trapped inside the vehicle following the accident.
When the ambulance arrived on the scene, the passenger was unresponsive. The driver was also found unresponsive, but was pronounced dead upon arrival at Massachusetts General Hospital. The trooper then drove the victim to Mass. General Hospital.
The driver, identified by the National Car Rental as 28-year-old Brandon Williams of Framingham, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other man was in critical condition.