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Two killed, one injured after convertible strikes parked truck in Winthrop

Officials believe a 30-year-old man was driving drunk when he crashed a coupe convertible into a parked truck in Winthrop on Sunday, killing his two passengers, State Police said in a statement.

Officials responded after a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse reportedly crashed into an unoccupied 2013 Dodge Ram pickup on Winthrop Shore Drive near Neptune Avenue around 3 p.m., police said.

One of the passengers inside the convertible, a 29-year-old Beverly woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The second passenger, a 28-year-old Winthrop woman, died a short time later after being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The driver of the car, a Winthrop resident, was hospitalized at MGH with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.


“There will be charges filed against the driver, to include OUI-Liquor as well as other charges pertaining to the deaths of the two passengers,’’ the statement said.

An earlier report from police incorrectly stated that the driver of the convertible, not the passengers, had died in the crash.

All traffic lanes were reopened about 7 p.m., according to police.

No further information about the crash was immediately available Sunday night.