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Horrific crash kills firefighter

Ladder truck goes out of control, strikes building

Firefighters held their helmets over their hearts as Lieutenant Kevin M. Kelley's body was lifted into an ambulance. Firefighters held their helmets over their hearts as Lieutenant Kevin M. Kelley's body was lifted into an ambulance. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Maria Cramer, Michael Levenson, Eric Moskowitz, Donovan Slack, Milton Valencia, and Megan Woolhouse of the Globe staff and Globe correspondents John Guilfoil, Jenna Nierstedt, and Stewart Bishop.
January 10, 2009

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A fire engine returning from a routine medical call apparently went out of control on a steep side street, screamed across four lanes of traffic, rammed through a gate, and smashed into a high-rise apartment building, killing a veteran firefighter, critically injuring another, and spraying a half dozen children inside a first-floor computer lab with shards of glass. (Full article: 1240 words)

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