- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - The two men who died when their vehicle crashed into a perimeter security barrier at a western Massachusetts Air Reserve base have been identified as Chicopee residents.

Authorities say the speeding vehicle crashed through a fence and into a concrete barrier at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Hampden district attorney announced Thursday that the driver, 29-year-old Travis Cerez, and his passenger, 39-year-old Javier Zengotita, were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were civilians with no known connection to the base.

Their Kia Soul burst into flames when it struck a barrier. Base fire crews were on the scene within minutes to douse the flames.

State police are investigating. Authorities say there is no evidence that it was an intentional attack.



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